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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Public safety personnel in elected office. Allows a volunteer firefighter to hold an elected office of a unit that receives fire protection services from the volunteer fire department or fire department in which the volunteer firefighter serves if the volunteer firefighter does not receive compensation for services provided to the department. Provides that "compensation for services" does not include the following: (1) A clothing or automobile allowance. (2) Membership fees in a volunteer firefighters' association. (3) Insurance. Provides that if a volunteer firefighter serves in more than one department, the firefighter may hold an elected office of a unit if the volunteer firefighter does not receive compensation for services from any department that provides fire protection to the unit. Provides that a volunteer firefighter who serves in a department that provides fire protection service to more than one unit may hold an elected office of any unit served by the department if the firefighter does not receive compensation for services to the department. Allows a full-time paid police officer or a full-time paid firefighter to hold an elected office of the county, city, or town that employs the police officer or firefighter. Provides that a member of the fiscal body of a county, city, or town (local unit) who is also a full-time paid firefighter or full-time paid police officer of the local unit may not vote on the budget ordinance or salary ordinance of the police department or fire department that employs the member. Requires a local unit to prepare a separate budget ordinance and a separate salary ordinance for the department that employs a member of the fiscal body.