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Initiative Sponsored By Representative McDaniel Supporting State’s Military Families Passes In House

(NASHVILLE) — Monday night, House Republicans unanimously supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads) designed to support Tennessee’s military families.

House Bill 1573 — which passed by a 95-0 vote tally — allows spouses of deceased members of our military reserve to be issued a National Guard license plate until a time when they remarry.

The measure is the latest in a series of initiatives designed to ensure that those who defend our state and our country are not forgotten.

During the 2017 legislative session, Deputy Speaker McDaniel backed the Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsman (STRONG) Act. It provides last dollar-scholarships to our state’s service members who meet eligibility requirements, allowing them to pursue their educational goals and dreams without fear of financial struggle.

Additionally, McDaniel supported passage of House Bill 433; this initiative assists veterans by determining how their military training can count as college credit at Tennessee’s colleges and universities. It also grants in-state tuition to anyone currently living in Tennessee who is using VA educational benefits, regardless of their official home of record.

“Our military heroes and their families make incredible sacrifices as it relates to serving and defending our state and our nation,” said Deputy Speaker McDaniel. “House Bill 1573 is a small way that we can thank them and show our gratitude to these brave individuals. I am pleased that my colleagues in the House chamber are demonstrating their unwavering support for our National Guard members and their families by supporting this initiative.”

For more information about House Bill 1573, please click here.

Steve McDaniel serves as Deputy Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He is also Chair of the House Rules, and Ethics Committees, as well as the House Finance, Ways, & Means Study Subcommittee. Additionally, McDaniel serves as a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources, and the House Finance, Ways, & Means Committees, as well as the House Ethics and House Finance Ways & Means Subcommittees, and the Joint Pensions & Insurance Committee. McDaniel lives in Parkers Crossroads and represents House District 72, which includes Henderson, Chester, Decatur, and Perry Counties. He can be reached by email at: or by calling (615) 741-0750.

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