House Bill 185

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Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 151)
Title AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 1005
Sponsors J. Blanton, L. Belcher, K. Bratcher, L. Brown, M. Cantrell, J. Carney, T. Couch, J. Donohue, K. Fleming , K. Flood, C. Fugate, A. Gentry, J. Gooch Jr., D. Hale, M. Hart, R. Heath, R. Huff, K. Imes, J. Jenkins, K. King, S. Lee, R. Meyer, J. Miller, R. Mills, C. Morgan, K. Moser, R. Nelson, J. Nemes, D. Osborne, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, M. Prunty, B. Reed, J. Richards, R. Rothenburger, S. Santoro, D. Schamore, J. Shell, J. Sims Jr, D. St. Onge, J. Stewart III, W. Thomas, J. Tipton, R. Webber, S. Westrom, A. Wuchner, J. York
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 16.505 to include in the definition of "dependent child," solely as it applies to a member who dies as a direct result of an act in line of duty or a duty-related injury, a disabled child of any age; define "monthly average pay" to mean the higher of a member's final rate of pay or average monthly creditable compensation earned during the deceased member's last 12 months of employment; amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to increase minimum act in line of duty or duty-related death benefits payable to the surviving spouse of a member of any of the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems from 25% to 75% of the deceased member's monthly average pay and, if there is no surviving spouse, to the dependent children at the rate of 50% for one dependent child, 65% for two dependent children, and 75% for three or more dependent children; amend KRS 61.510 to define "monthly average pay"; amend KRS 61.542 to provide that the surviving spouse shall supersede all previously designated beneficiaries in the case of line-of-duty death benefits payable from the systems administered by the Kentucky Retirement Systems unless the member files a valid beneficiary designation form after marriage to his or her spouse; amend KRS 61.702 to ensure full and timely hospital and medical insurance benefits for the spouse and dependents of a member who died as a direct result of an act in line of duty or duty-related injury; amend KRS 78.510 to define "monthly average pay"; provide that an eligible surviving spouse of a member who died as a result of an act line of duty or duty-related injury prior to the effective date of the Act shall receive the increased line of duty or duty-related death benefits; provide that a surviving spouse of a hazardous duty member who died as a result of an act in line of duty on or after January 1, 2017, who was ineligible for the minimum monthly death benefits because he or she was not named beneficiary shall be eligible for the benefits provided by this Act; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retroactive Legislation - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Actuarial Analysis - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Fiscal Note - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

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01/11/18
  • introduced in House
01/17/18
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
03/14/18
  • posting waived
  • posted in committee
03/15/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/16/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 19, 2018
03/19/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
03/20/18
  • received in Senate
03/21/18
  • to State & Local Government (S)
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/22/18
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/27/18
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (2) filed
03/29/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
04/02/18
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • House concurred in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • Bill passed 91-0
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/13/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 151)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Summary Retain original provisions except to amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to provide that the monthly payments to a surviving spouse of a system member who dies in the line of duty shall be reduced upon remarriage; amend KRS 61.702 to make technical amendments; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retroactive Legislation - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Actuarial Analysis - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Fiscal Note - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Blanton
Summary Amend to provide that payments to the surviving spouse shall be reduced to 25% of pay upon remarriage.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retroactive Legislation - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Actuarial Analysis - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Fiscal Note - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Jones II
Summary Provide that Act may be cited as the Officer Scotty Hamilton and Officer Nick Rodman Memorial Act of 2018.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retroactive Legislation - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Actuarial Analysis - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Fiscal Note - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor M. McGarvey
Summary Retain original provisions, except to clarify that a disabled dependent child for purposes of line of duty benefits shall not be subject to benefit limitations based upon age.
Index Headings Effective Dates, Emergency - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, adjustment of
Retirement and Pensions - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Retroactive Legislation - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Actuarial Analysis - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary
Fiscal Note - Line of duty, death benefits, surviving spouse as default beneficiary

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