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H.B. 121 Enrolled
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act by amending provisions
10 related to leave of absence benefits for a law enforcement officer who is disabled in the
11 line of duty.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . defines terms;
15 . provides that a law enforcement officer or state correctional officer shall be given a
16 leave of absence with 100% of the officer's salary and benefits until the officer
17 retires or reaches the retirement age of 62 years if the officer sustains an injury:
18 . that results in a total disability;
19 . while in the lawful discharge of the officer's duty; and
20 . that is the result of an aircraft, vehicle, or vessel accident and the officer was not
21 negligent in causing the accident;
22 . clarifies that an eligible officer's 100% salary benefit for a line-of-duty disability is
23 offset by certain other benefits or payments defined by Department of Human
24 Resource Management rules; and
25 . makes technical changes.
26 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
28 Other Special Clauses:
30 Utah Code Sections Affected:
32 67-19-27, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 366
34 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
35 Section 1. Section 67-19-27 is amended to read:
36 67-19-27. Leave of absence with pay for employees with a disability who are
37 covered under other civil service systems.
38 (1) As used in this section:
39 (a) "Eligible officer" means a person who qualifies for a benefit under this section.
41 is an employee of a law enforcement agency that is part of or administered by the state, and
42 whose primary and principal duties consist of the prevention and detection of crime and the
43 enforcement of criminal statutes of this state.
44 (ii) "Law enforcement officer" specifically includes the following:
45 (A) the commissioner of public safety and any member of the Department of Public
46 Safety certified as a peace officer;
47 (B) all persons specified in Sections 23-20-1.5 and 79-4-501 ;
48 (C) investigators for the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division;
49 (D) special agents or investigators employed by the attorney general;
50 (E) employees of the Department of Natural Resources designated as peace officers by
52 (F) the executive director of the Department of Corrections and any correctional
53 enforcement or investigative officer designated by the executive director and approved by the
54 commissioner of public safety and certified by the division; and
55 (G) correctional enforcement, investigative, or adult probation and parole officers
56 employed by the Department of Corrections serving on or before July 1, 1993.
58 53-13-104 who is employed by the Department of Corrections.
59 (2) (a) [
61 who is injured in the course of employment shall be given a leave of absence with [
62 100% of the officer's regular monthly salary and benefits during the period the employee has a
63 temporary disability.
66 (b) The benefit provided under Subsection (2)(a):
67 (i) shall be offset as provided under Subsection (4); and
68 (ii) may not exceed 100% of the officer's regular monthly salary and benefits, including
69 all offsets required under Subsection (4).
70 (3) (a) [
71 total disability [
73 be given a leave of absence with [
74 salary and benefits until the [
75 retirement under Title 49, Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act, or reaches the
76 retirement age of 62 years[
77 (i) the disability is a result of an injury sustained while in the lawful discharge of the
78 officer's duties; and
79 (ii) the injury is the result of:
80 (A) a criminal act upon the officer; or
81 (B) an aircraft, vehicle, or vessel accident and the officer was not negligent in causing
82 the accident.
83 (b) The benefit provided under Subsection (3)(a):
84 (i) shall be offset as provided under Subsection (4); and
85 (ii) may not exceed 100% of the officer's regular monthly salary and benefits, including
86 all offsets required under Subsection (4).
87 (4) (a) The agency shall reduce or require the reimbursement of the monthly benefit
88 provided under this section by any amount received by, or payable to, the eligible officer for
89 the same period of time during which the eligible officer is entitled to receive a monthly
90 disability benefit under this section.
91 (b) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
92 department shall make rules establishing policies and procedures for the reductions required
93 under Subsection (4)(a).
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