Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Johnson (Boucher)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Veteran Affairs by a vote
of 20 to 0.

This substitute requires the Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education, with the cooperation of the Missouri
Veterans Commission, to develop a program to award honorary high
school diplomas to all honorably discharged World War I, World
War II, and Korean War veterans who did not complete their
education after the war.  The department and commission must
jointly develop the program, to be known as Operation
Recognition.  These diplomas may be awarded posthumously.

FISCAL NOTE:  Not available at time of printing.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that they support legislation to
honor veterans.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Johnson; and Veterans of
Foreign Wars.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Amy Woods, Legislative Analyst

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