SB 500 Provides additional workers' compensation benefits for public safety workers killed in the line of duty
Sponsor: Koster
LR Number: 1859S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Last Action: 2/14/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations Committee Journal Page: S258
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 500 - This act creates the Line of Duty Compensation Act which provides additional workers' compensation benefits in the amount of $100,000 for firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, department of corrections employees and juvenile justice authorities who are killed in the line of duty.

For coverage to apply, the death must occur within one year of an injury received in the course of duty of the respective profession, and must be caused by violence or accident. Those subject to death arising out of willful misconduct or intoxication are excluded from coverage.

Specific instances of coverage for law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics are enumerated including death sustained when traveling to and from employment, and certain off-duty activities.

Burial benefits of up to $10,000 shall be awarded to the surviving spouse or estate of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, department of corrections employees, and juvenile justice authorities killed in the line of duty.

This act is similar to HB 551 (2007).

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