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Nebraska lawmakers advance first responder bill

Nebraska Unicameral
Posted at 3:28 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 16:28:24-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska lawmakers advanced a bill aimed at helping the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.

If approved, the state would pay those families $50,000.

On Monday, lawmakers amended the bill to also include the families of corrections officers and private ambulance squad members.

The measure advanced to a final reading by a voice vote.

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