Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2014
Sen. Don Barrington
Senate approves bill providing free tuition
to children of public servants killed on duty
The Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would
help the children of public servants killed in the line of duty
attend any Oklahoma career technology center tuition free. 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 in the line of duty.
Sen. Don Barrington is the principal Senate author
of the bill.
“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
Barrington, R-Lawton. “This is a small way we can show our
gratitude for these brave individual’s tremendous sacrifice.
I want to thank my colleagues for helping Rep. Armes and I get this
bill to the Governor’s desk.”
Under HB 3350, the tuition waiver would be limited to five years.
Rep. Don Armes authored the measure in the House.
“I’m glad to see this bill pass. I think it’s
the least we can do for young children whose parent gives their
life in the line of duty, whether fighting a fire or keeping our
society safe,” said Armes, R-Faxon.
Once signed, the bill will become effective on November 1, 2014.
For more information, contact:
Sen. Barrington: (405) 521-5563