HB 764 (BR 1118) - T. Pullin, T. Moore, J. Greer
AN ACT relating to death gratuity payments and making an appropriation therefor.
Amend KRS 61.315 to establish the amount of death gratuity benefits available to the survivors of any police officer, firefighter, or member of the military killed in the line of duty, by linking it to the federal death gratuity amount; provide that the state will pay this amount if the survivors are not eligible for payments from the federal government; provide that the amount apportioned to any surviving children less that 18 years of age shall be partially placed in trust; direct the Department of Military Affairs to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the death gratuity; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2009.
HB 764 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; amend to make the promulgation of administrative regulations by the Department of Military Affairs permissive.
HFA (1, T. Pullin) - Amend KRS 61.315 to clarify that other benefits that survivors are eligible for are not impacted by state coverage of death gratuity benefit, excluding that covered by Title 10 of the United States Code.
Mar 4-introduced in House
Mar 5-to Seniors, Military Affairs, & Public Safety (H)
Mar 10-posted in committee
Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 14, 2008
Mar 18-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 21-received in Senate
Mar 26-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)