ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley outlined a plan Thursday to improve employment rates among veterans in front of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.
O’Malley’s bill, the Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013, would make it easier for veterans to obtain occupational licensing for training they received while serving with a focus on nursing and other healthcare fields.
“Any veteran who puts on a uniform for our country, puts himself in harms way, puts their life on the line for us, should not come home and face barriers to employment, often times erected by their own state’s bureaucracy,” O’Malley said.
Earlier this year, Maryland adopted a rule set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that permitted military truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver’s license through a written test.