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House Bill 1537


House Bill 1537

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


1977 fund disability benefits. Allows a certain member or survivor of a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who applied for disability before 1990 and is receiving a disability benefit to apply to a local board for a recommendation as to whether the member's disability occurred in the line of duty. Provides that the local board shall make a recommendation of its findings to the 1977 fund advisory committee. Provides that the 1977 fund advisory committee shall make an initial determination of whether the member's disability occurred in the line of duty. Provides that if the 1977 fund advisory committee fails to timely provide an initial determination, the default determination will be made by the public employees' retirement fund's (PERF) medical authority. Provides that the PERF board makes a final determination of whether the member's disability occurred in the line of duty. Establishes procedures to appeal: (1) a recommendation by the local board; (2) an initial determination by the 1977 fund advisory committee; or (3) an initial default determination made by the PERF medical authority. Provides that a certain member or survivor of a member may apply to the local board within two years of the PERF board providing notice that it has received a favorable ruling from the Internal Revenue Service. Provides that the PERF board shall provide notice to certain 1977 fund members of the Internal Revenue Service's ruling within 30 days of its receipt.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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