Daily Report for 4/8/2022

Governor's Actions

BillCurrent StatusSponsorSynopsisTitle
HB 308SignedSchwartzkopfA disability pension for Delaware State Police officer and County and Municipal police officers and firefighters is only for those first responders who suffer injuries on the job such as being shot or assaulted while effecting an arrest or getting burned while putting out a fire. Many who suffer these injuries while doing their job protecting the citizens of this State are unable to return to their jobs as police officers or firefighters. Under the current law, these officers and firefighters who receive a disability pension and have not reached normal retirement date must report total earnings from any gainful employment or business each year. If the officer or firefighter receives earnings over the current base pay of the officer’s or firefighter’s rank at the time of the disability, such excess must be deducted from the disability pension. However, such provision does not apply to officers and firefighters who have reached normal retirement date. This bill treats officers and firefighters who have not reached normal retirement date the same as those who have by removing the provision that requires a deduction in disability benefits if the officer or firefighter earns more than what the officer’s or firefighter’s base pay was at the time of disability. AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DISABILITY PENSIONS FOR DELAWARE STATE POLICE AND COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS.

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