Employment preference approved for military spouses

A bill intended to help military families become established in Nebraska was passed by the Legislature April 24.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist23' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Bruce Bostelman'>Sen. Bruce Bostelman</a>
Sen. Bruce Bostelman

LB639, introduced by Brainard Sen. Bruce Bostelman, gives preference to active-duty service members when seeking employment with the state or its governmental subdivisions. Military veterans currently are eligible for such a preference.

Spouses of active-duty service members also are preference eligible during the service member’s active-duty term and for the first 180 days immediately following the service member’s discharge or separation from service.

The bill passed on a 48-0 vote.

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