05RS HB222


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HB 222 (BR 959) - M. Cherry, J. Carr, R. Rand, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to Kentucky National Guard and Reserve death benefits, declaring an emergency, and making an appropriation therefore.
     Amend KRS 61.315 to require that the State Treasurer pay death benefits in the amount of $75,000 when a member of the Kentucky National Guard or Reserve dies on federal active duty; make an appropriation in the amount of $225,000 to carry out the provisions of the Act; make amendment to KRS 61.315 retroactive to July 1, 2002; EMERGENCY.


     HFA (1, M. Cherry) - Clarify that whenever a member of the Kentucky National Guard or Reserve dies on federal active duty, the state shall pay $75,000 in death benefits; change the appropriation from $225,000 to $525,000.

     Feb 1-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to State Government (H)
     Feb 3-reassigned to Seniors, Military Affairs, and Public Safety (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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