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  173.1158.  Veterans, educational credits for courses that are part of military training or service — rulemaking authority. — 1.  By no later than January 1, 2014, the coordinating board for higher education shall adopt a policy requiring every public institution of postsecondary education, including but not limited to every public university, college, vocational and technical school, in this state to award educational credits to a student enrolled in a postsecondary education institution, who is also a veteran, for courses that are part of the student's military training or service, that meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credit, and that are determined by the academic department or appropriate faculty of the awarding institution to be equivalent in content or experience to courses at that institution.  All credit that is deemed acceptable must meet the scope and mission of the awarding institution.

  2.  Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year and for every academic year thereafter, the department of higher education and workforce development and every governing body of a public institution of postsecondary education in this state shall adopt necessary rules and procedures to implement the provisions of this section.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2013, shall be invalid and void.


(L. 2013 S.B. 106)

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