Kowall applauds House for passage of bills to aid veterans

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Bills allow veterans to use military training for certification

State Rep. Eileen Kowall today voted for a legislative package that allows military training and experience to count toward licensure requirements for a number of trades and professions.

Under the legislation passed by the House of Representatives, training and experience gained during military service would count toward licensure as an emergency medical service technician, stationary steam engineer and boiler operator, law enforcement official, residential builder, mechanical contractor or firefighter.

House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754 and 4756 were all passed with strong support and are the latest in a series of measures helping Michigan veterans enter the workforce more quickly following their time in uniform.

“We need to do all we can for those brave men and women who have served our country, and these bills allow our veterans to transition back into civilian life with as few roadblocks as possible,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “It’s the least we can do to say ‘thank you’ for their sacrifices.”

The measures now go to the Senate for consideration.