OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)–The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee approved unanimously a bill to establish the Oklahoma Homeland Revolving Fund on Thursday.
The fund would provide assistance for the funeral expenses of state military or law enforcement personnel who die in the line of duty.
Senate Bill 567, authored by former Navy pilot Sen. Joe Newhouse, would establish a fund to provide up to $10,000 in funeral expenses to all members of the National Guard, police, state troopers, firefighters, and first responders who die in the line of duty.
“Men and women who courageously give their lives while defending Oklahoma and her citizens deserve our utmost honor, respect, and thanks,” said Newhouse, R-Tulsa. “The least we can do to recognize this sacrifice is assist these grieving families with final expenses.”
The measure now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration.
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