KY HB271 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on March 27 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-27 - signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 16.601 and 61.621 to remove provisions which reduce line of duty or duty-related death benefits upon remarriage; establish non-codified sections to: provide that an eligible surviving spouse who has subsequently remarried shall have their benefit increased; provide that an eligible surviving spouse of a member whose death was determined by the systems to be a direct result of an act in line of duty or a duty-related injury, but chose to receive monthly death benefits in lieu of line of duty benefits, shall receive line of duty or duty-related death monthly benefits; provide that Kentucky Retirement System shall establish process by which a surviving spouse of a member who died prior to retirement and prior to April 13, 2018, may apply for the line of duty death benefits; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to death-in-line-of-duty benefits and declaring an emergency.


Roll Calls

2020-03-19 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 1395 (Y: 31 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 69 (Y: 91 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2020-03-27Housesigned by Governor
2020-03-19Housedelivered to Governor
2020-03-19Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2020-03-19Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2020-03-19Housereceived in House
2020-03-19Senate3rd reading, passed 31-0
2020-03-19Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 19, 2020
2020-03-18Senatereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
2020-03-17Senatereturned to State & Local Government (S)
2020-03-17Senate1st reading
2020-03-17Senatetaken from State & Local Government (S)
2020-02-10Senateto State & Local Government (S)
2020-02-06Senatereceived in Senate
2020-02-05House3rd reading, passed 91-0 with floor amendment (1)
2020-02-03Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 4, 2020
2020-01-31House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-01-30Housefloor amendment (1) filed
2020-01-30Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2020-01-28Houseposted in committee
2020-01-21Houseto State Government (H)
2020-01-16Houseintroduced in House


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