Tuition waiver for law enforcement officers advanced


Published March 10, 2016

Nebraska law enforcement officers could apply for a tuition waiver under a bill advanced from general file March 9.

LB906, introduced by Sen. Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, would authorize a 30 percent tuition waiver for law enforcement officers who attend any state university, state college or community college in Nebraska. The officer would have to maintain satisfactory job performance, meet all admissions requirements at their postsecondary institution and pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree.

A committee amendment, adopted 28-0, clarifies that the officer must pursue a degree related to his or her career in law enforcement.

Senators voted 27-0 to advance the bill to select file.

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Image of Sen. Brett Lindstrom said an officer could receive the tuition waiver under LB906 for up to five years if he or she remains eligible.

Sen. Brett Lindstrom said an officer could receive the tuition waiver under LB906 for up to five years if he or she remains eligible.