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Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Special death benefit. Requires the long term and short term disability plans for state employees to provide on a biweekly basis, after a seven day elimination period, 100% of qualified wages for a correctional officer employed by the department of correction who is disabled by injuries resulting from certain tortious acts. Requires the state personnel department to amend a section of the Indiana Administrative Code. Provides as follows beginning July 1, 2023: (1) Specifies the meaning of a death in the line of duty as it relates to a county coroner or deputy county coroner. (2) Adds county coroners and Special death benefit. Requires the long term and short term disability plans for state employees to provide on a biweekly basis, after a seven day elimination period, 100% of qualified wages for a correctional officer employed by the department of correction who is disabled by injuries resulting from certain tortious acts. Requires the state personnel department to amend a section of the Indiana Administrative Code. Provides as follows beginning July 1, 2023: (1) Specifies the meaning of a death in the line of duty as it relates to a county coroner or deputy county coroner. (2) Adds county coroners and deputy county coroners to the list of: (A) public safety officers whose relative receives a special death benefit if the officer dies in the line of duty; and (B) employees who may qualify for a presumption of disability or death in the line of duty. (3) Adds county coroners and deputy county coroners to the list of designated Indiana first responders. Makes conforming technical corrections. ... View more