Veterans bills approved by Nebraska lawmakers this year

2014-04-06T04:03:00Z 2014-04-07T00:01:05Z Veterans bills approved by Nebraska lawmakers this yearThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 06, 2014 4:03 am  • 

LB588 — Gives a hiring preference to veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans who apply for jobs with the state or a local government.

LB740 — Allows veterans and their families to qualify for in-state tuition if they have left active duty within the last two years, as long as they've established residency and registered to vote.

LB75 (folded into LB987) — Allows veterans to exempt part of their military retirement pay if they choose to live in Nebraska.

LB1087 — Gives a full homestead exemption to veterans who are receiving payments for a 100 percent, service-connected disability. Also would extend the benefit to widows and widowers of veterans who died as a result of a service-connected disability, if they haven't remarried.

Bills headed toward final approval:

LB383 — Creates "Military Honor Plates" for veterans and active-duty service members, available in 2016.

LB737 — Shortens residency requirements for county veteran service officers from 5 years to 1 year.

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