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S.B. 19 Enrolled

                 

SURVIVOR BENEFIT OF EMPLOYEES

                 
2000 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

                  AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT; AMENDING INSURANCE BENEFIT PROVISIONS
                  FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYEES' SURVIVORS.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                  AMENDS:
                      49-8-405, as last amended by Chapter 282, Laws of Utah 1998
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 49-8-405 is amended to read:
                       49-8-405. Insurance benefits for employees' beneficiaries.
                      (1) As used in this section:
                      (a) "Children" includes stepchildren and legally adopted children.
                      (b) "Line of duty death" means a death resulting from external force or violence occasioned
                  by an act of duty as an employee.
                      [(1)] (2) The beneficiary of [a peace officer under Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer
                  Classifications,] an employee who is employed by the state and who dies in the line of duty [as
                  defined under Subsection (3),] shall receive:
                      (a) the proceeds of a group term life insurance policy in the amount of $50,000 to be
                  purchased by the division and paid for by the employing unit[.]; and
                      (b) a group health insurance policy paid for by the employing unit that covers the
                  employee's:
                      (i) surviving spouse until remarriage; and
                      (ii) unmarried children up to the age of 26.
                      [(2)] (3) Any political subdivision [which employs a peace officer under Title 53, Chapter
                  13, Peace Officer Classifications,] may provide the benefit under Subsection [(1)] (2).
                      [(3) "Line of duty death" means a death resulting from external force or violence
                  occasioned by an act of duty as a peace officer.]


                 

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