News release from Gerald McCormick
(NASHVILLE) —House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) announced today that he has filed HB 1407, legislation that would provide in-state tuition to any postsecondary institution in the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Board of Regents systems for children of military parents who die as a result of a targeted attack on Tennessee soil. The in-state tuition would be available to these children regardless of their domicile or place of residence during the child’s enrollment in the institution.
“Clearly, there is no greater sacrifice than to lay down one’s life in service to their country,” said House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick. “I think being able to do this for the children of our fallen heroes is an opportunity for Tennessee to show its appreciation for the service of these men and women and it may possibly ease a future burden on the family members.”
Gerald McCormick lives in Chattanooga and represents District 26, which is part of Hamilton County.
Note: It’s HB1407. No Senate sponsor yet, according to the legislative website.