Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 30

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 5-10-10.

Synopsis: Special death benefit for chaplains. Authorizes a special death benefit for a chaplain who: (1) is appointed or officially designated to serve a state law enforcement agency, a sheriff's department, a volunteer fire department, or a full-time police or fire department of a political subdivision; and (2) dies in the line of duty.

Effective: July 1, 2008.





Lubbers




    January 8, 2008, read first time and referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


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SENATE BILL No. 30



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning public safety.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 5-10-10-4; (08)IN0030.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 5-10-10-4, AS AMENDED BY P.L.2-2007, SECTION 84, AS AMENDED BY P.L.132-2007, SECTION 4, AND AS AMENDED BY P.L.227-2007, SECTION 56, IS CORRECTED AND AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "public safety officer" means any of the following:
        (1) A state police officer.
        (2) A county sheriff.
        (3) A county police officer.
        (4) A correctional officer.
        (5) An excise police officer.
        (6) A county police reserve officer.
        (7) A city police reserve officer.
        (8) A conservation enforcement officer.
        (9) A town marshal.
        (10) A deputy town marshal.
        (11) A probation officer.
        (12) A state university, college, or junior college educational institution police officer appointed under IC 20-12-3.5. IC 21-39-4.
        (13) A police officer whose employer purchases coverage under section 4.5 of this chapter.
        (14) An emergency medical services provider (as defined in IC 16-41-10-1) who is:
            (A) employed by a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13); and
            (B) not eligible for a special death benefit under IC 36-8-6-20, IC 36-8-7-26, IC 36-8-7.5-22, or IC 36-8-8-20.
        (15) A firefighter who is employed by the fire department of a state university.
        (16) A firefighter whose employer purchases coverage under section 4.5 of this chapter.
        (17) A member of a consolidated law enforcement department established under IC 36-3-1-5.1.
        (18) A gaming agent of the Indiana gaming commission.
        (19) A person who is:
            (A) employed by a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13); and
            (B) appointed as a special deputy under IC 36-8-10-10.6.
        (20) A gaming control officer of the Indiana gaming commission.
         (21) An eligible chaplain who meets the requirements of section 4.7 of this chapter.
SOURCE: IC 5-10-10-4.7; (08)IN0030.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 5-10-10-4.7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008]: Sec. 4.7. (a) As used in this section, "eligible chaplain" means an individual who is appointed or officially designated to serve, with or without compensation, as a chaplain of any of the following:
        (1) A law enforcement agency (as defined in IC 4-33-2-11.6).
        (2) A full-time police department of a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13).
        (3) A full-time fire department of a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13).
        (4) A volunteer fire department (as defined in IC 36-8-12-2).
        (5) A sheriff's department of a county.
    (b) An eligible chaplain who dies as a direct result of personal injury or illness resulting from the eligible chaplain's performance of duties as a chaplain for the agency or department that the eligible chaplain was appointed or officially designated to serve is

eligible for a special death benefit from the fund in the same manner as any other public safety officer is eligible for a benefit from the fund.