Text: H.R.7112 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7112

    To amend title 37, United States Code, and the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to enhance financial assistance 
             to military spouses for professional expenses.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 4, 2020

 Mr. Sablan (for himself and Mr. Banks) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
    To amend title 37, United States Code, and the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to enhance financial assistance 
             to military spouses for professional expenses.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Military Spouse Career Education 
Act''.

SECTION 2. EXPANSION OF REIMBURSABLE STATE LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
              COSTS FOR A MILITARY SPOUSE ARISING FROM RELOCATION.

    Section 476(p)(5) of title 37, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
        ``and'' and inserting ``fees, continuing education courses, 
        and'';
            (2) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``secure'' and 
        inserting ``secure or maintain''; and
            (3) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``secure'' and 
        inserting ``secure or maintain''.

SECTION 3. EXPANSION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER MY CAREER 
              ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT PROGRAM.

    Section 580F of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(a) Professional License or 
        Certification; Associate's Degree.--'' before ``The 
        Secretary'';
            (2) by inserting ``or maintenance (including continuing 
        education courses)'' after ``pursuit''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(b) National Testing.--Financial assistance under subsection (a) 
may be applied to the costs of national tests that may earn a 
participating military spouse course credits required for a degree 
approved under the program (including the College Level Examination 
Program tests and the Subject Standardized Tests of the Defense 
Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Division of the 
Department of Defense).''.
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