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Senate Bill 0558


Senate Bill 0558

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Public safety disability benefits. Provides for the payment of a catastrophic disability benefit to an individual: (1) who has a permanent and total disability from a catastrophic personal injury that is sustained in the line of duty as a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) or as a sheriff, deputy sheriff, or town marshal in the public employees' retirement fund (PERF) after December 31, 2007, and that permanently prevents the individual from performing any gainful work; and (2) who was employed as a full- time public safety officer at the time the individual suffered the disability. Provides that in the case of a sheriff, deputy sheriff, or town marshal who is a member of PERF: (1) the PERF board shall make the determination concerning whether an individual is entitled to a catastrophic disability benefit; and (2) the catastrophic disability benefit is payable from PERF. Provides that a medical authority selected by the PERF board shall make a recommendation to the board concerning whether an applicant for a catastrophic disability benefit has a permanent and total disability from a catastrophic personal injury that permanently prevents the applicant from performing any gainful work. Provides that a determination by the PERF board may be appealed under the administrative orders and procedures act. Provides that in the case of a member of the 1977 fund: (1) the local pension board shall make a determination (for members covered under the 1990 disability system) or a recommendation to the 1977 fund advisory committee (for members covered under the pre-1990 disability system) of whether the fund member's impairment is a catastrophic disability; (2) the PERF board's director (for members
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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