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Ricketts signs bills aimed at helping military families

Posted at 5:07 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 18:07:09-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed several bills which his office says will improve the lives of Nebraska veterans, active duty military and their families.

The bills include the following:

· LB 12e, introduced by Senator Carol Blood of Bellevue, 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. LB 12e was approved by the Legislature on a vote of 47-0.

· LB 115, introduced by Senator Blood, establishes the right for military families reassigned to Nebraska to preliminarily enroll in a school district. It was approved by the Legislature on a vote of 44-0.

· LB 122e, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford of Bellevue, allows a veteran, their spouse, or dependents to qualify as residents for post-secondary tuition purposes if the veteran is receiving vocational rehabilitation. LB 122e was approved by the Legislature on a vote of 41-0.

Ricketts said:

“We are constantly working to make Nebraska the most military-friendly state in the country,” said Governor Ricketts. “LBs 12e, 115, and 122e will help alleviate some of the burdensome regulations and red tape that our military families and veterans face here in Nebraska. These bills will make it easier for military families to enroll their children in school, find good paying jobs, and take advantage of great opportunities here in the Good Life.”