The Senate and House have passed a bill that will provide tax relief to the victims of the Virginia Tech University shootings and their families.
After the shootings on April 16, a payment program was established that allowed survivors and the families of the victims to receive cash payments from the university. In lieu of a cash payment, claimants also had the option of donating their payments to a nonprofit organization that funded scholarships at the university. So far, the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund has paid over $8 million to survivors of the attack and family members of those who were killed.
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