A bill to ensure children of active-duty military families receive in-state tuition rates, even if their parent is reassigned to another state, was unanimously approved in committee Thursday, state Rep. Frank Burns announced.

Burns said his measure would ensure military families are guaranteed the in-state tuition rate as soon as a student enrolls or registers at a community college or submits an enrollment deposit to a four-year public college or university, even if their military parent is later reassigned to another state.

Burns added his legislation continues to garner support from both parties.

The bill now heads to the full state House for further consideration.