HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

COMMITTEE:   Defense & Veterans' Affairs 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 08, 2014 

PLACE:       E2.014 
CHAIR:       Rep. José Menéndez 

 

 

The House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs will meet for an Interim Hearing at 10:00am on October 8th, 2014 in room E2.014.

 

Purpose of Hearing:

 

ˇ                Investigate Interim Charge 3

 

Examine the recommendations contained in the report by the Texas Coordinating Council for Veterans Services (TCCVS), study whether these recommendations have been implemented, and examine new methods to help homeless Veterans using state, regional, and local resources.

 

ˇ                Investigate Interim Charge 5

 

Evaluate current resources at higher education institutions, state agencies, and community-based organizations that provide support for military veteran students. Review the current process for assessing and placing these students in appropriate course work so that they are successful. Determine if new funding sources are needed at community colleges to educate or train military veterans who might need Developmental Education or Adult Basic Education (ABE). Recommend strategies for effectively supporting military veteran students in their academic and workforce goals.

 

 

 

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.