Okla. Senate Approves Bill Providing Free Tuition For Children Of Fallen Public Servants

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The Oklahoma Senate approved legislation Tuesday (April 15), that would help the children of public servants that have been killed in the line of duty to attend any Oklahoma career technology center tuition free, according to a news release Wednesday.

House Bill 3350 pertains to the children of any Oklahoma firefighter or emergency medical technician, both volunteer and salaried, peace officer or member of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System who has been killed while in the line of duty.

“As a former firefighter, I know how dangerous the job can be and I’ve helped lay many of my brothers and sisters, both firefighters as well as other public servants, to rest,” said Sen. Barrington, R-Lawton.

Under HB 3350, the tuition waiver would be limited to five years.