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House Bill 1273


House Bill 1273

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB1273 (Updated January 30, 2008 11:53 am - DI 84)


Compensation for emergency or disaster training. Provides immunity to districts and responders for injury, death, or property damage during a training event conducted in preparation for: (1) a homeland security emergency; (2) a federal, state, or local disaster; or (3) civilian and infrastructure protection and support. Provides that the medical treatment and burial expense provisions of the worker's compensation and occupational disease law apply to responders during training events. Provides for a $150,000 death benefit to the survivors of a responder who dies as the direct result of personal injury or illness resulting from an action that the responder was obligated or authorized to perform during a training event. Provides for reimbursement for equipment damage or loss, services provided, and other expenses incurred by a district during a training event. Establishes the responder assistance fund for the purpose of paying compensation and reimbursements for training events to responders and districts. Annually appropriates from the state general fund an amount sufficient to maintain the fund balance at $1 million.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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