House Bill 6604
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Veterans Eligible to Transfer School (VETS) Credit Act
Active
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Passed House on May 17, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 4, 2022
Latest Action
May 18, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6604
Congress
117
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Florida
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
May 18, 2022
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Veterans Eligible to Transfer School (VETS) Credit Act

This bill addresses eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational assistance for individuals who are transferring credits due to the closure or disapproval of a program of education.

Currently, an individual who transfers fewer than 12 credits from a program of education that is closed or disapproved must be deemed to have not received such credits, and the period for which the entitlement is not charged must be the entire period of the individual's enrollment in the program.

Under the bill, the VA must require an individual to certify in writing the transfer of fewer than 12 credits from a program of education that is closed or disapproved. The VA must accept such a certification as proof that the individual is transferring fewer than 12 credits.

The VA must provide a certificate of eligibility (to demonstrate proof of full educational assistance entitlement) to individuals who make the certification and acknowledge that if 12 or more credits are transferred (1) they may not be deemed to be someone who did not receive such credits, and (2) the VA must rescind the certificate of eligibility in such cases.

The VA must notify individuals who are eligible to make such a certification and receive a certificate of eligibility.

Text (3)
May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
February 4, 2022
Actions (13)
05/18/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
05/17/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/17/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 1 (Roll no. 203). (text: 05/16/2022 CR H4998)
05/17/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 1 (Roll no. 203).
05/17/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5083)
05/16/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/16/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6604.
05/16/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4997-4999)
05/16/2022
Mr. Trone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/06/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
04/06/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/04/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
02/04/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 5, 2022 8:12:14 AM
Record Updated
Jun 1, 2022 4:45:31 PM