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Gov. Sandoval signs bill that expands benefits to state dependents

Gov. Sandoval signs a handful of bills into law on Monday, May 15. (SBG)

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a handful of bills into law on Monday, May 15.

Assembly Bill 1 was sponsored by Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton and requires the Board of Regents to pay undergraduate tuition fees and expenses for a child of any public employee who was killed on duty.

This is a policy expansion from the current benefits offered to public safety officials who are killed in the line of duty.

The bill was amended to ensure that the law would apply to NDOT employee Ron Raiche Jr. of Battle Mountain who was killed in March 2015, as well as the family of Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry, who was killed in a school shooting in 2013.

Protecting our state employees from harm’s way and ensuring families who are devastated by tragedy are offered benefits to help them through difficult times are critical to building safe and livable communities,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I was proud to join Assembly Leadership today and sign these bipartisan, thoughtful bills into law. Each one will improve the lives of our fellow Nevadans.

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