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UNION GROVE – Governor Evers signed a pair of bills, designed to assist military service members and families with employment and education, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home here Tuesday.

“Our service members and their families give so much in service to our country, and they exemplify some of the best of what Wisconsin has to offer, tackling each task with the same sort of grit, resilience, and determination as they do in their military service,” Governor Evers said in a news release. “I am proud to sign these bipartisan bills today because they will not only help bolster the Wisconsin workforce, especially in the healthcare industry where we have struggled with shortages for years, but they will help our service members and their families secure education and employment opportunities so they can continue to grow and succeed.”

Two Bills Signed by Governor Evers Today:

Assembly Bill 720

Assembly Bill 720 provides a pathway for military medical personnel to use their medical skills and training at community-based residential facilities, residential care apartment complexes, and inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities. The legislation builds off a provision in the 2021-23 biennial state budget which provides $100,000 for the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to develop a program to make military training and credentials creditable and transferrable to civilian job credentials.

Read Assembly Bill 720, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 158.

Senate Bill 605

The other bill signed into law on Tuesday, Senate Bill 605, allows active-duty service members, as well as their spouses and children, to receive in-state tuition at University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Technical College System institutions if they are relocated from Wisconsin. In addition to ensuring active-duty members and their families can continue their education undisrupted due to their active-duty responsibilities, the new law may also provide incentives for military members, and especially their children, to return to Wisconsin and enter the workforce.

Read Senate Bill 605, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 159.


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