IN SB0025 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on January 15 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-27 - Representative Moseley added as cosponsor
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [PDF]

Summary

Mental health disability review panels. Establishes mental health disability review panels (review panel) for evaluation of members of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund) who have been determined to have an impairment for mental illness. Includes mental illness in the description of "occupational diseases" for purposes of determining whether a 1977 fund member has an impairment. Makes the final determination of an impairment for a mental illness provisional for two years: (1) beginning July 1, 2020, for a final determination made after December 31, 2012, and before July 1, 2020; or (2) from the date of the final determination, for a final determination made after June 30, 2020. Requires that, during that time, the 1977 fund member participate in a mental health treatment plan, at the employer's cost, and at the end of the two year period, requires the review panel to evaluate the 1977 fund member to determine if the 1977 fund member: (1) is medically able to return to duty; or (2) may continue for another two year provisional disability period. Requires that, at the end of the second provisional period, the review panel evaluate the 1977 fund member to determine if the 1977 fund member: (1) is medically able to return to duty; or (2) has a permanent impairment. Provides that the evaluations conducted by the mental health disability review panels are confidential. Provides that the board of trustees of the Indiana public retirement system may suspend a 1977 fund member's disability benefits if the member fails to comply with reasonable requests for information by the mental health disability review panel. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)

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Title

Mental health disability review panels.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-25 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-14 - Senate - Senate - Third reading (Y: 49 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-01-08 - Senate - Senate - Committee Vote (Y: 8 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-02-27HouseRepresentative Moseley added as cosponsor
2020-02-27HouseSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2020-02-25HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-02-04HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
2020-01-15SenateReferred to the House
2020-01-14SenateSenator Randolph added as coauthor
2020-01-14SenateCosponsors: Representatives Smaltz and Steuerwald
2020-01-14SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Frye R
2020-01-14SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 13: yeas 49, nays 0
2020-01-13SenateSecond reading: ordered engrossed
2020-01-09SenateSenator Ford J.D. added as coauthor
2020-01-09SenateSenators Doriot and Niezgodski added as coauthors
2020-01-09SenateSenator Garten added as second author
2020-01-09SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-07SenateSenator Tallian added as coauthor
2020-01-06SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor
2020-01-06SenateAuthored by Senator Boots

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