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Gov. Hickenlooper signs education and jobs bills for Colorado military families

DENVER — Friday, June 8, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed two bills to help military families in Colorado. The bills will allow military spouses to transfer professional licenses and military children to obtain education at in-state tuition costs.


“We can’t have a strong military without having strong military families,” Hickenlooper said. “By expanding job opportunities to military spouses and increasing access to education, we are working to make Colorado the most military-friendly state in the nation.”


Hickenlooper signed HB12-1059, “Military Spouse Practice Occupation Profession,” sponsored by Rep. Marsha Looper and Sen. Mary Hodge. The bill allows military spouses to use their out-of-state professional licenses in Colorado for one year.


He also signed HB12-1350, “In-state Status Dependents Armed Forces Members,” sponsored by Rep. Mark Waller and Sen. Mary Hodge. The bill allows public colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition to the children of active military.


For a complete list of Hickenlooper’s 2012 legislation decisions, click here.