Lawmakers pave way for new cemetery

The state of Nebraska will acquire a veterans’ cemetery in Grand Island under a bill passed July 31.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist35' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Dan Quick'>Sen. Dan Quick</a>
Sen. Dan Quick

LB911, introduced by Grand Island Sen. Dan Quick, enables the city to gift the former Nebraska Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery and adjacent land to the state in order to establish a new state cemetery for veterans.

The bill also requires the state Department of Veterans Affairs to apply for funding assistance from the federal government.

LB911 passed 49-0 and takes effect immediately.

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