Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Military Family Relief Fund Extension Passes House Committee

HB 1035, which would extend the life of the state's military family relief fund, was endorsed by a House committee this morning.

The bill, which would extend the life of a fund used to help families that suffer financial hardship when an armed forces member is deployed overseas, was approved by the House Finance Committee, 8-3.

Republican Reps. Doug Bruce and Kent Lambert of Colorado Springs and Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud voted "no."

The bill is sponsored by Reps. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, and Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial and Sen. John P. Morse, D-Colorado Springs.