Committee: Ways and Means General FundSponsor: Shaver
Analyst: Pete GroganDate: 03/16/2022


House Bill 488 as amended and reported by the Committee on Ways and Means General Fund extends the state death benefit to include (1) emergency medical services personnel employed by the state, county, or municipality and (2) first responders who die as a result of COVID-19 or complications therefrom, under certain conditions. This bill would increase the obligations of the State General Fund by $124,331 to $134,897 for each state death benefit payment made to a surviving beneficiary or dependent of any such first responder dependent upon the year in which the death occurred.

 Steve Clouse, Chair
Ways and Means General Fund