State legislature aims to pass bill to aid families of fallen first responders

Five red roses are seen on the bronze medallion at The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, Friday, July 8, 2016. Five law enforcement officers were killed in Dallas on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LANSING, Mich. – A bill is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder that could help take care of families of fallen emergency responders.

The bill passed in the senate unanimously, and cleared the house yesterday.

The bill would provide the spouses and dependents of fallen police officers, firefighters, and publicly-employed paramedics with up to five years of medical insurance.

Fiscal projections estimate the bill would cost the state about $400,000 a year.



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