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S.B. 19

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SURVIVOR BENEFIT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

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OFFICER

             3     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             6      AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT; AMENDING INSURANCE BENEFIT PROVISIONS
             7      FOR CERTAIN PEACE OFFICERS' SURVIVORS.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          49-8-405, as last amended by Chapter 282, Laws of Utah 1998
             11      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             12          Section 1. Section 49-8-405 is amended to read:
             13           49-8-405. Insurance benefits for peace officers' beneficiaries.
             14          (1) As used in this section:
             15          (a) "Children" includes stepchildren and legally adopted children.
             16          (b) "Line of duty death" means a death resulting from external force or violence
             17      occasioned by an act of duty as a peace officer.
             18          [(1)] (2) The beneficiary of a peace officer under Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer
             19      Classifications, who is employed by the state and who dies in the line of duty [as defined under
             20      Subsection (3),] shall receive:
             21          (a) the proceeds of a group term life insurance policy in the amount of $50,000 to be
             22      purchased by the division and paid for by the employing unit[.]; and
             23          (b) a group health insurance policy paid for by the employing unit that covers the peace
             24      officer's:
             25          (i) surviving spouse until remarriage; and
             26          (ii) unmarried children up to the age of 26.
             27          [(2)] (3) Any political subdivision which employs a peace officer under Title 53, Chapter


             28      13, Peace Officer Classifications, may provide the benefit under Subsection [(1)] (2).
             29          [(3) "Line of duty death" means a death resulting from external force or violence
             30      occasioned by an act of duty as a peace officer.]




Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-6-99 1:43 PM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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