Act No. 44

Public Acts of 2015

Approved by the Governor

June 8, 2015

Filed with the Secretary of State

June 9, 2015

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2015




Introduced by Reps. Hughes, Rendon, Graves, Glenn, Heise, Hooker, Rutledge, Outman, Bumstead, Lyons, Price, Crawford, Yonker, Runestad, Kelly, Chatfield, Barrett, Callton, Muxlow, Jenkins, Durhal, Faris, Farrington, Forlini, Franz, Gamrat, Garrett, Gay-Dagnogo, Geiss, Glardon, Goike, Greig, Greimel, Guerra, Hoadley, Hovey-Wright, Howrylak, Iden, Inman, Kesto, Kivela, Kosowski, LaFontaine, Lane, Lauwers, LaVoy, Leutheuser, Liberati, Love, Lucido, Maturen, Aaron Miller, Derek Miller, Moss, Neeley, Pettalia, Phelps, Plawecki, Poleski, Potvin, Pscholka, Brett Roberts, Sarah Roberts, Robinson, Santana, Schor, Sheppard, Singh, Smiley, Somerville, Talabi, Tedder, Theis, Townsend, Vaupel, VerHeulen, Victory, Webber, Wittenberg, Yanez and Zemke


AN ACT to amend 1979 PA 94, entitled “An act to make appropriations to aid in the support of the public schools, the intermediate school districts, community colleges, and public universities of the state; to make appropriations for certain other purposes relating to education; to provide for the disbursement of the appropriations; to authorize the issuance of certain bonds and provide for the security of those bonds; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to create certain funds and provide for their expenditure; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts,” (MCL 388.1601 to 388.1896) by adding section 275b.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 275b. (1) Each public university receiving funds under section 236 shall ensure that the public university does all of the following in its admission application process if it knows that an applicant for admission is currently serving, or has ever served, as a member of the military, the national guard, or the military reserves:

(a) Inform the applicant that he or she may receive academic credit for college-level training and education he or she received while serving in the military.

(b) Inform the applicant that he or she may submit a transcript of his or her college-level military training and education to the public university.

(c) If the applicant submits a transcript described in subdivision (b), evaluate that transcript and notify the applicant of what transfer credits are available to the applicant from the public university for his or her college-level military training and education.

(2) As used in this section, “transcript” includes a joint services transcript prepared for the applicant under the American council on education registry of credit recommendations.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Secretary of the Senate