Greg Abbott on Homeland Security
Exempt veterans from state business fees
Saying "thank you" is not enough for those who risked their lives. We must do more to help veterans return to civilian life. Texas leads the nation in job creation and yet the unemployment rate for our veterans remains high. That is unacceptable.
That's why my budget exempts new businesses--formed by veterans--from having to pay state registration fees to open their businesses.
My budget also exempts new businesses formed by veterans from paying state franchise taxes for the first 5 years, and
I'm calling for legislation to waive licensing exams and fees for veterans with the required education, training and practical experience gained in the military.
If the training you received as an electrician, a technician or some other job meets the standard of the United States military, it should be good enough for the State of Texas.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Texas Legislature
, Feb 17, 2015