Gov. Ricketts, State Senators, and National Guard Members Celebrate Passage of LB 450

Gov. Ricketts (right) presents The Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard, Major General Daryl Bohac, with a signed copy of LB 450 during today’s ceremony.

LINCOLN – Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial bill signing to celebrate LB 450 becoming law.  He was joined by State Senators; The Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard, Major General Daryl Bohac; and other leaders from the Nebraska National Guard.

 

LB 450 expands the tuition assistance available to members of the National Guard.  The bill increases the tuition credit for a baccalaureate degree from 75% of resident tuition to 100% of resident tuition.  The bill also creates a tuition credit of 50% of resident tuition for graduate and professional degrees.

 

LB 450 was sponsored by Senator Anna Wishart and co-sponsored by Senators Tom Brewer, John Lowe, and Megan Hunt.  The Nebraska Legislature passed LB 450 by a vote of 48-0 on August 13, 2020.  Governor Ricketts officially signed it into law on August 17, 2020.

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