2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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DOA: Line of Duty Act (language only)

Item 268 #1s

Item 268 #1s

Accounts Transfer Payments, Department of

Page 191, following line 35, insert:
"G. The Governor's Chief of Staff shall lead a working group composed of the Secretaries of Finance and Public Safety, one member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and one member appointed by the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to review the current process for determining eligibility of state and local Line of Duty Act recipients and the funding responsibility between the Commonwealth and its localities. The purpose of this study is to: 1) examine cost efficiencies and determine a fair and equitable division of financial responsibility for Line of Duty Act program costs, and 2) examine the eligibility criteria for coverage of full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other similar employees under §65.2-402 of the Code of Virginia,  Presumption as to death or disability from respiratory disease, hypertension or heart disease, cancer. The group shall complete its review and make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2012."

(This amendment creates a working group to study the Line of Duty Act and the Heart-Lung disability presumption and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly by October 1, 2012.)