House Bill 56

Last Action 02/14/22: to Appropriations & Revenue (S)
Title AN ACT relating to death benefits for first responders, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 430
Sponsors T. Huff, S. Baker, K. Banta, L. Bechler, J. Blanton, T. Bojanowski, A. Bowling, K. Bratcher, M. Cantrell, J. Decker, J. Donohue, R. Dotson, D. Elliott, C. Fugate, A. Gentry, D. Graham, M. Hart, A. Hatton, R. Heath, R. Huff, M. Lockett, C. Massey, S. McPherson, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, S. Santoro, T. Smith, A. Tackett Laferty, N. Tate, W. Thomas, R. Webber, B. Wesley, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley, R. White
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 61.315 to create a presumption that first responders who die of COVID-19 do so while in the line of duty and thus qualify for death benefits; apply subsection retroactively; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Death benefits for first responders, police officers, and emergency medical services personnel
Deaths - Benefits for first responders
Effective Dates, Emergency - Death benefits for first responders
Emergency Medical Services - Death benefits for emergency medical services personnel
Firefighters and Fire Departments - Death benefits for firefighters
Local Government - Death benefits for first responders
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - Death benefits for police officers
Retroactive Legislation - Death benefits for first responders
Appropriations - Death benefits for first responders
Votes Vote History


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to State Government (H)
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 31, 2022
  • 3rd reading, passed 63-0
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

Last updated: 2/8/2023 2:57 PM (EST)