Additional Nebraska service members are eligible to receive a military grave marker under a bill passed May 19.
Under LB261, introduced by Elkhorn Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, a Nebraska National Guard member who served on or after July 1, 1973, or served in active duty federal service is eligible.
The bill also removes a requirement that a member of the armed forces have served during wartime to receive a marker. Markers will be available to all members of the armed forces who served in active duty or the U.S. reserve forces.
Senators passed LB261 on a 41-0 vote.