CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE – Let Your Voice Be Heard!
State and local representatives:
Military spouse unemployment rates hover between 24 – 30% compared to the national average of 4%. As a result, military spouse employment issues have caught the attention of military, national, state, and local leaders and rightfully so.
A high unemployment rate among military spouses can signal a low retention rate of our service members. That, in turn, can result in a diminished military readiness level sorely needed to defend our nation. And that’s nothing to sneeze at.
The MSCC, in keeping with its goals, monitors existing legislation concerning military spouse employment. Its members communicate routinely with state representatives and others to assist in improving the state (and nation) wide employment situation for our military spouses.
WINS IN COLORADO LEGISLATION
HB18-1095 – The bill exempts military spouse teachers, as defined in the bill, from the requirement that the teaching or special services experience be continuous, and instead requires only 3 years of experience within the previous 7 years.
HB13-1194 – In-state tuition extended to spouses of armed forces member
HB13-1008 – State hiring preferences for spouses of disabled veterans
HB12-1059 – Accepting out of state licenses for military spouses up to one year
HB10-1175 – Licensure by endorsement and demonstrated competency
SB09-160 – Aligning alternative teacher licensing programs
HB09-1054 – Unemployment benefits for surviving spouses of military members
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