LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Kentucky House passed a bill to increase 'line of duty' death benefits for spouses of police and other hazardous duty personnel.

The benefits would jump from 25% to 75% of the deceased individual's monthly average pay. Dependent children would also receive a share.

If a spouse remarries, the person would still get up to 25% of the benefits.

The bill now goes to the Senate for a vote.

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