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April 24, 2013USA |  By: MDN

National Guard/College Bill

The bill working it's way through the Missouri General Assembly would forbid public colleges or universities from making National Guard members take an exam if they have just returned from active duty or a training exercise.

Guard members would have to be given a day of rest before they sit for an exam. The bill's sponsor is Representative Charlie Davis, a U.S. Navy veteran. Davis says Guard members come back from assignments too exhausted to do well on a test.

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The bill would also make it easier for veterans to get in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. That measure now goes to the full Senate.