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Oregon Senate Passes Bill to Support National Guard Members Attending College

The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support.

Posted: Feb. 19, 2018 12:16 PM

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon State Senate voted today on a bill to support National Guard members who attend college. The bill passed unanimously, with total bipartisan support.

Senate Bill 1557 would allow National Guard members who are currently in college and are called into service for 30 days or less to retake college classes without having to pay for them again. The current law only extends this protection to service members who are called for 30 days or more.

The idea for this bill came from an Oregon National Guard captain who had several public university students among his command. He found that sometimes these students would be called into service during mid-terms or finals, and they would then have to repay for the classes after failing to pass them due to their absence.

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