Governor Ricketts signs three bills aimed at helping veterans

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Governor Pete Ricketts signed three bills aimed at improving the lives of Nebraska veterans, active duty military, and their families.

“We are constantly working to make Nebraska the most military-friendly state in the country,” said Governor Ricketts in a press release. “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.”

LB 12e allows active duty military members or their spouses to be licensed realtors in Nebraska without paying the licensing fee, provided they have a valid realtor's license in another state.

LB 115 establishes the right for military families reassigned to Nebraska to preliminary enroll in a school district.

LB 122e allows a veteran, their spouse, or dependent to qualify as residents for post- secondary tuition purposes if the veteran is receiving vocational rehabilitation.

All three bills were approved in Nebraska Legislature with no contesting votes. The bills were introduced by Senator Carol Blood and Senator Sue Crawford.