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Rep. Mark Gillen's bill seeks to clarify college transcripts of military personnel

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 19 2013 10:54:37 AM CDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would clarify the college transcripts of military personnel.

The state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Wednesday approved House Bill 1460, which was introduced by Pa. Rep. Mark Gillen, R-Berks County.

The measure, Gillen said, would benefit both military members and their spouses who are unable to complete a college course because of military service.

"If one of our soldiers wants to go on to graduate school or law school, we want it to be obvious to the admissions department that their inability to complete the course was due to military service," said Gillen, adding that educational institutions would be required to place an "M" on the transcript.

"This would ensure our men and women in uniform are not punished due to their service to our nation."

Gillen's bill now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration.