Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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1977 fund and sheriff's disability benefits. Provides that: (1) a fund member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund); and (2) an employee beneficiary of a sheriff's pension trust; who has a permanent and total disability that is the direct result of a catastrophic personal injury that occurs in the line of duty after July 1, 2017, and that permanently prevents the fund member or employee beneficiary from performing any gainful work receives for the remainder of the individual's life a disability benefit equal to the monthly salary of a first class patrolman or 1977 fund and sheriff's disability benefits. Provides that: (1) a fund member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund); and (2) an employee beneficiary of a sheriff's pension trust; who has a permanent and total disability that is the direct result of a catastrophic personal injury that occurs in the line of duty after July 1, 2017, and that permanently prevents the fund member or employee beneficiary from performing any gainful work receives for the remainder of the individual's life a disability benefit equal to the monthly salary of a first class patrolman or firefighter (1977 fund) or the average monthly wage being received by the employee beneficiary (sheriff's pension trust) at the commencement of the disability. Provides that: (1) the 1977 fund member's disability benefit increases at a rate equal to the increases in the monthly salary of a first class patrolman or firefighter; and (2) the sheriff's pension trust employee beneficiary's disability benefit increases at a rate equal to the increases to the average monthly wage that the employee beneficiary would have received, if the employee beneficiary had remained in active service. ... View more