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House approves expedited licenses for military families

The Roundhouse

SANTA FE — The state House passed bipartisan legislation Monday that would expedite the issuance of teaching and similar licenses for military spouses and certain veterans.

It’s aimed at making it easier for people in military families — who often move around the world on assignment — to work while stationed in New Mexico.

The proposal, House Bill 30, now heads to the Senate for consideration.

“It’s something really we need,” Democratic Rep. Eliseo Alcon of Milan said Monday. “Our military spouses and dependents serving in New Mexico need this help.”

He is co-sponsoring the bill with Republican Sen. Candace Gould of Albuquerque and Democratic Reps. Debbie Sariñana of Albuquerque and Harry Garcia of Grants.

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