Orlando State Representative Daisy Morales recently met with Louisiana State Representative Beau Beaullieu and staffers to discuss making here legislation – HB 45 Educational Opportunities for Disabled Veteran – a model for legislation in Louisiana. The important bill was passed by Rep. Morales during the 2022 Florida legislative session. There are talks of a national model for disabled veterans on the state level.
The bill provides an education benefit to certain disabled veterans who qualify as residents to attend a state university, Florida College System institution, career center operated by a school district, or charter technical career center, but who do not qualify for the 100% eligibility tier federally, waiving the remaining tuition and fees from the institution attended.
“It’s great to work as partners to help disabled veterans who have scarified so much for our country with educational opportunities to eliminate challenges they face when they have given so much for our country and allow them to support their families,” Representative Morales said. “My office will work closely with other State Legislators looking to pass legislation for educational tuition assistance. We love our Veterans in the State of Florida!”
“Florida’s HB 45 of the 2022 legislative session could serve as a national model to provide educational opportunities to our disabled veterans and provide an avenue for their future success,” said Louisiana State Representative Beau Beaullieu.
HB 45 went into effect on July 1, 2022.