BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins voted to pass An Act relative to military spouse-licensure portability, education and enrollment of dependents, or SPEED Act, to support military families who relocate to the Commonwealth by providing career stability for the spouses of service members and quality education for their children. 

The legislation would speed up the professional licensure process for military spouses to ensure they can continue their careers, allow for advanced and virtual enrollment for military children to resolve disruptions in education, provide in-state tuition continuity for military-connected college students, and establish a Purple Star Campus designation to identify public schools that show a major commitment to military families. 

Components of the SPEED Act include: 

  • Military Spouse-Licensure Portability  
  • Expedited Military Spouse Teacher Licenses
  • Advanced and Virtual Enrollment for Military Children
  • Purple Star Campus Designation
  • In-State Tuition Continuity for Military-Connected College Students

“I am proud to support this legislation, representing an important commitment to our Veterans throughout the entire state for their service to our nation,” said Senator Nick Collins. “This bill will set relocating military families up for success which is a top priority for me.”

The SPEED Act now advances on to the Massachusetts House of Representatives for further consideration.