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Governor Ricketts signs three bills to help veterans

Posted at 8:58 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 09:58:49-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed bills 12e, 115, and 122e, all bills designed to help improve the quality of life of Nebraska veterans, active duty military members and their families.

LB 12e, introduced by Senator Carol Blood, allows active duty military members or their spouses to be licensed realtors in Nebraska without having to pay the licensing fee, provided they have a valid realtor's license in another state. The bill was approved by a unanimous vote.

LB 115, also introduced by Senator Blood, establishes the right for military families reassigned to Nebraska to preliminarily enroll in a school district. The bill was also approved by a unanimous vote.

LB 122e, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford, allows a veteran, their spouse, or dependents to qualify as residents for post-secondary tuition purposes if the veteran is receiving vocational rehabilitation.