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       Florida Senate - 2010                                    SB 2542
       
       
       
       By Senator Crist
       
       
       
       
       12-01361-10                                           20102542__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to correctional probation officers;
    3         amending s. 112.181, F.S.; revising the definition of
    4         the term “emergency rescue or public safety worker” to
    5         include correctional probation officers in provisions
    6         relating to certain communicable diseases suffered in
    7         the line of duty; amending s. 112.19, F.S.; revising
    8         provisions relating to death benefits to include
    9         correctional probation officers; providing an
   10         effective date.
   11  
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13  
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   15  112.181, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         112.181 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical
   17  technicians, law enforcement officers, correctional probation
   18  officer, correctional officers; special provisions relative to
   19  certain communicable diseases.—
   20         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
   21         (b) “Emergency rescue or public safety worker” means any
   22  person employed full time by the state or any political
   23  subdivision of the state as a firefighter, paramedic, emergency
   24  medical technician, law enforcement officer, correctional
   25  probation officer, or correctional officer who, in the course of
   26  employment, runs a high risk of occupational exposure to
   27  hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, or tuberculosis and who is
   28  not employed elsewhere in a similar capacity. However, the term
   29  “emergency rescue or public safety worker” does not include any
   30  person employed by a public hospital licensed under chapter 395
   31  or any person employed by a subsidiary thereof.
   32         Section 2. Paragraph (g) of subsection (2) of section
   33  112.19, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   34         112.19 Law enforcement, correctional, and correctional
   35  probation officers; death benefits.—
   36         (2)
   37         (g) Any political subdivision of the state that employs a
   38  full-time law enforcement officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), or
   39  a full-time correctional officer as defined in s. 943.10(2), or
   40  a full-time correctional probation officer as defined in s.
   41  943.10(3) who is killed in the line of duty on or after July 1,
   42  1993, as a result of an act of violence inflicted by another
   43  person while the officer is engaged in the performance of law
   44  enforcement duties or as a result of an assault against the
   45  officer under riot conditions shall pay the entire premium of
   46  the political subdivision’s health insurance plan for the
   47  employee’s surviving spouse until remarried, and for each
   48  dependent child of the employee until the child reaches the age
   49  of majority or until the end of the calendar year in which the
   50  child reaches the age of 25 if:
   51         1. At the time of the employee’s death, the child is
   52  dependent upon the employee for support; and
   53         2. The surviving child continues to be dependent for
   54  support, or the surviving child is a full-time or part-time
   55  student and is dependent for support.
   56         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.

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