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Local Assemblyman Cunningham introduces bill to support relocated military families

Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 20, 2020

Local Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) introduced a bipartisan bill that would waive re-licensure fees for spouses of active-duty military.

The bill is an attempt to make relocation easier and more affordable for members of military, including their family.

"Members of the military and their families make incredible sacrifices to serve their country," said Cunningham. "With this piece of legislation, we can make their lives a little easier and little more affordable. Waiving these types of fees for the husbands and wives who follow their active-duty spouses around the country is the right thing to do."

According to a press release, on average, military families move every two-and-a-half years. More specifically, AB 2631 would waive re-licensure fees for spouses of active-duty military if the spouse had previously held a similar license in another state and were relocated by the military.

Cunningham says the bill is inspired by service members and families at Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is located within the 35th Assembly District.

In 2014, the Legislature passed a similar bill unanimously, which expedited the re-licensing process for military spouses.