Rep. Millett Statement on Signing of Survivors’ Benefits Bill

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Fairbanks, Alaska – Representative Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage) shares in the joy and relief felt today as the bill providing insurance for dependents of deceased firefighters and police officers is signed into law. She releases the following statement on HB23.

“We finally know Alaska is going to do right by families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. This law is long overdue but I am thankful for the determination to see it through from victims like Brandy Johnson. Her dedication, along with the effort from lawmakers in Juneau, has resulted in a major victory for families who otherwise would be without insurance. Dependents will now be able to receive the same medical benefits allotted to them as when their loved one was alive. The sacrifice these men and women have made to the state will not be forgotten and, by the signing of this bill into law, neither will their families.”


For more information contact Press Secretary Mallory Walser at Mallor.Walser@akleg.gov



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