Governor Quinn signs bill to help military families

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On this Independence Day, Gov. Pat Quinn signed three bills designed to help service men and women find jobs.

Quinn signed the bills at a ceremony in Arlington Heights.

One of the bills, House Bill 204, makes college degree requirement exemptions for certain members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Illinois National Guard looking to become Illinois State Police officers.

Governor Quinn also signed House Bill 2563, which allows service members who have at least two years of experience operating a military vehicle to bypass the state skills test in applying for commercial driver’s license.

Quinn also signed House Bill 3186, which recognizes the military training and clinical experience of members of the armed forces, reserves and Illinois National Guard when they apply to be an emergency medical technician.

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