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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Leticia Van de Putte, Chair
Craig Estes, Vice Chair
Troy Fraser
Frank Madla
Kel Seliger
Eliot Shapleigh
Charges
• Study the impact of recent state and federal legislation with regard to protecting the personal privacy of Veterans' discharge records.
• Study existing language of the Hazelwood Act (Section 54.203, Education Code) which entitles wartime veterans and their children to a waiver of tuition and fees at some State-supported colleges and universities, and make recommendations, including cost estimates, on possible amendments to this Act to permit Veterans who have not fully used their entitlement under the Act to pass on residual benefits to their children.
• Monitor the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) implementation of HB 591, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to reciprocity agreements between states concerning admissions of military personnel, and HB 261, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to instate tuition levels for military personnel.

Note:
Charged by the Lieutenant Governor 1/21/2004. (Press Release, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, January 21, 2004.)
Kel Seliger appointed April 19, 2004. (Press Release, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, April 19, 2004.)
Frank Madla removed April 19, 2004. (Press Release, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, April 19, 2004.)

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