Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Police reserve officers. Provides that town police reserve officers are eligible for a line of duty death benefit from the special death benefit fund. Adds town police reserve officers to the tuition and fee exemption for the children and surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. Provides that: (1) after December 31, 2017, a county, city, or town shall furnish without charge to a police reserve officer (officer) who is injured or contracts an illness in the course of or as the result of the performance of duties as an officer all necessary physician, Police reserve officers. Provides that town police reserve officers are eligible for a line of duty death benefit from the special death benefit fund. Adds town police reserve officers to the tuition and fee exemption for the children and surviving spouse of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty. Provides that: (1) after December 31, 2017, a county, city, or town shall furnish without charge to a police reserve officer (officer) who is injured or contracts an illness in the course of or as the result of the performance of duties as an officer all necessary physician, surgical, hospital, and nursing services and supplies, and that this obligation supersedes any obligations that another medical insurance carrier has to pay the officer's medical expenses; (2) after December 31, 2017, a county, city, or town shall provide to an officer who is unable to pursue the officer's usual vocation as the result of an injury or illness occurring in the course of or as the result of the performance of duties as an officer a weekly amount equal to the Indiana minimum wage computed on the basis of a 40 hour work week for a maximum of 260 weeks; and (3) a county, city, or town may meet its obligations by purchasing policies of group insurance, establishing a plan of self-insurance, or participating in the medical treatment and burial expense provisions of the worker's compensation and occupational diseases laws. ... View more