State Rep. Andrew Beeler, a U.S. Navy veteran, on Tuesday testified before the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security in support of his plan to make it easier for qualified veterans to become teachers.
“The goal here is to help veterans with the requisite experience move past some of the red tape involved in earning a teaching certificate in order to expedite them getting into the classroom,” said Beeler, of Port Huron. “By helping veterans translate their military training experience into civilian terms, we can make Michigan a more attractive place to move for transitioning service members.”
Beeler’s House Bill 4913 would allow U.S. veterans to obtain teaching certificates more easily if they have experience providing instruction in the military. Under the plan, an honorably discharged veteran who holds both a bachelor’s degree and a military certification to train service members would be eligible for a teaching certificate following completion of a subject matter area examination.
HB 4913 remains under consideration by the committee.
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5288, which clarifies that an application for an absentee ballot must include an actual signature as opposed to an electronic signature, a move he says will provide parity between the different ways Michigan residents can vote.
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Andrew Beeler’s plan to specify that a Michigan voter must physically sign an absentee application before receiving a ballot.
As rising fuel prices continue to increase costs on Michigan families, state Rep. Andrew Beeler, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan to repeal the state gas tax for six months.