Florida Senate - 2010 SB 202
By Senator Baker
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to firefighter death benefits;
3 amending s. 112.191, F.S.; revising provisions
4 providing death benefits for firefighters; expanding
5 activities entitling firefighters to death benefits to
6 include participation in training exercises; providing
7 an effective date.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11 Section 1. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (2) of
12 section 112.191, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
13 112.191 Firefighters; death benefits.—
15 (b) The sum of $50,000, as adjusted pursuant to paragraph
16 (i), shall be paid as provided in this section if a firefighter
17 is accidentally killed as specified in paragraph (a) and the
18 accidental death occurs as a result of the firefighter’s
19 response to what is reasonably believed to be an emergency
20 involving the protection of life or property or the
21 firefighter’s participation in a training exercise. This sum
22 shall be in addition to any sum provided for in paragraph (a).
23 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in no case shall the
24 amount payable under this subsection be less than the actual
25 amount stated therein.
26 (c) If a firefighter, while engaged in the performance of
27 his or her firefighter duties, is unlawfully and intentionally
28 killed, is injured and dies as a result of such injury, dies as
29 a result of a fire which has been determined to have been caused
30 by an act of arson, or subsequently dies as a result of injuries
31 sustained therefrom, the sum of $150,000, as adjusted pursuant
32 to paragraph (i), shall be paid as provided in this section.
33 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in no case shall the
34 amount payable under this subsection be less than the actual
35 amount stated therein.
36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.