90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1136
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Short description: 
POL&FIRE BURIAL BENFT-GP INSUR                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Law Enforcement Officers, Civil Defense Workers, Civil      
   Air  Patrol  Members,  Paramedics,  Firemen,  Chaplains,   and   State      
   Employees  Compensation  Act.  Provides a burial benefit of $10,000 to      
   the  surviving  spouse  or  estate  of  certain  police  officers  and      
   firefighters killed in the line of duty.  Amends the  State  Employees      
   Group Insurance Act of 1971 to provide State group health benefits for      
   those  surviving  spouses  if  health benefits are not provided by the      
   employer of the deceased firefighter  or  police  officer.   Effective      
          FISCAL NOTE (DCMS)                                                   
          HB 1136 is expected to increase Group Insurance Program expen-       
          ditures by at least $80,424 annually. If additional local gov-       
          ernments drop their insurance coverage for surviors because the      
          State is mandated to provide it, projected costs will increase.      
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Expands coverage to include police and fire departments  operated      
   by  the  State,  a  State  university,  or a unit of local government.      
   Deletes the requirement  of  full-time  employment.   Includes  health      
   insurance for dependent children.  Makes other changes.                     
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          HB1136, with H-am 1, does not preempt home rule authority.           
          FISCAL NOTE (DCMS)                                                   
          First year cost to the Group Insurance Program is estimated at       
          $1,026,100 if claims coverage is retroactive to Sept. 24, 1994.      
          Fiscal impact for first year of benefit coverage is estimated        
          at $620,500 if coverage begins July 1, 1997. The State will          
          also spend approximately $560,000 in the first year for burial       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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