DE SB202 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)
Status: Introduced on May 8 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-05-08 - Introduced and Assigned to Labor Committee in Senate
Pending: Senate Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This Act ensures that the spouses of those killed in the line of duty are able to receive benefits for the remainder of their lives regardless of future marital status. When a surviving spouse remarries, the surviving spouse's benefit is reduced to 90% of the original benefit for the first 10 years after the remarrying and must be reduced to 75% of the original benefit thereafter until the death of the surviving spouse. Spouses of fallen first responders should not be forced to make decisions to carry on with their lives based on financial considerations.

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An Act To Amend Title 19 Of The Delaware Code Relatng To Workers' Compensation Benefits.



2018-05-08 Introduced and Assigned to Labor Committee in Senate

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