New Hampshire lawmakers want to pay $100,000 to families of teachers and other school workers killed in the line of duty. The bill, on its way to the governor's desk, would create a death benefit for public school workers who die on the job as a result of violence by another person.

As reported by UPI, a spokesman for Gov. Chris Sununu said he plans to sign the bill.

The death benefit would go to the families of teachers, and any full-time or part-time public school workers "killed in the line of duty." K-12 schools, community colleges and public universities are included.

"I pray to God that we never have to use the death benefit," state Rep. Mary Heath, a Democrat, told CNN.

New Hampshire already has a similar death benefit for police officers and firefighters, and starting in July, that law also will include court security officers and bailiffs.