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Day 25: 50 Years Ago

February 21, 2013

Today we recognized the 50th anniversary and honored Vietnam Vets on the Senate floor by passing HCR 6.

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The following bills will be discussed in The Senate Retirement committee today:

HB0095 Amortization Rate Contribution for Reemployed Retirees Revisions (Sagers)

HB0030 Line-of-duty Death and Disability Amendments (Menlove) provides that a line-of-duty death for a public safety service or firefighter service employee includes a death that results from strenuous activity, including a heart attack or stroke, that occurs during training or another activity required by an act of duty as a public safety service or firefighter service employee. It clarifies that a line-of-duty death for a public safety service or firefighter service employee does not include certain deaths: if not due to strenuous activity, or occurring during commission of a crime; or if use of alcohol or drugs contributes to the death. HB 30 provides that a line-of-duty disability for a firefighter service employee includes a physical or mental disability that results from strenuous activity, including a heart attack or stroke, that occurs during training or another activity required by an act of duty as a firefighter service employee. Line of duty death or disability includes death resulting from heart disease, lung disease, or a respiratory tract condition for a paid firefighter who has 5 years of firefighter service credit. “Strenuous activity” means engagement involving difficult, stressful, or vigorous fire suppression, rescue, hazardous material response, emergency medical service, physical law enforcement, prison security, disaster relief, or other emergency response activity. Strenuous activity” includes participating in a participating employer sanctioned and funded training exercise that involves difficult, stressful, or vigorous physical activity.

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