Florida Senate - 2012                                     SB 532
       By Senator Altman
       24-00560-12                                            2012532__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to college credit for military
    3         training and education courses; creating s. 1004.096,
    4         F.S.; requiring the Board of Governors of the State
    5         University System and the State Board of Education to
    6         adopt regulations and rules, respectively, which
    7         enable United States Armed Forces servicemembers to
    8         earn college credit for college-level training and
    9         education acquired in the military; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Section 1004.096, Florida Statutes, is created
   15  to read:
   16         1004.096 College credit for military training and education
   17  courses.—The Board of Governors shall adopt regulations and the
   18  State Board of Education shall adopt rules that enable eligible
   19  members of the United States Armed Forces to earn academic
   20  college credit at public postsecondary educational institutions
   21  for college-level training and education acquired in the
   22  military. The regulations and rules shall include procedures for
   23  credential evaluation and the award of academic college credit,
   24  including, but not limited to, equivalency and alignment of
   25  military coursework with appropriate college courses, course
   26  descriptions, type and amount of college credit that may be
   27  awarded, and transfer of credit.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.