HB 451, PTSD Insurance for First Responders

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Rep. Devan Seabaugh
District 34

This bill would require that public entities maintain insurance coverage for first responders if they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD diagnosis must be a result of a traumatic event while working for the public entity and would be for events that take place after July 1, 2023. Those diagnosed with PSTD would receive a single $3,000 lump sum payment and up to 36 months of disability (income replacement) benefits over the course of their lifetime if unable to return to work as a first responder as a result of the PTSD.

Last Updated: 2/23/2024
Subject Area: Municipal Powers | Taxation - State Only |
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BILL STATUS
2/21/2024 - Passed House Committee, Pending in House Rules

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