Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced that he has signed into law a bill that is intended to make the transition to a new school for children of military families that relocate as a result of military orders easier, lower the cost of higher education for veterans receiving benefits under the GI bills, and offer military family members greater flexibility with professional licenses received from other states or jurisdictions. The new law also increases the burial assistance provided that the state provides to military families when a servicemember dies in combat or as a result of injuries sustained on the battlefield.

Gov. Cuomo said:

“This new law is a comprehensive package of reforms that will benefit the members of the armed forces and those who support them in communities across the state. From helping children of military families succeed in school, to opening doors to spouses and loved ones in their careers and honoring the ultimate sacrifice with expanded burial assistance, this legislation is comprehensive and needed.”