DES MOINES, Iowa — The children of police, firefighters and other public safety workers who die in the line of duty would have their health insurance and Iowa college tuition paid under a bill that was introduced after the 2011 deaths of a sheriff's deputy and state trooper.

Children of those workers would keep their parent's health insurance benefits until age 26 at no cost. And children under the age of 26, and qualified veterans under the age of 30, would receive free tuition and fees at Iowa's community colleges and public universities.

Sen. Tom Hancock, an Epworth Democrat, says the legislation will likely be rolled into a larger measure dealing with emergency providers.