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2014 House Bill 5608: Provide insurance to fallen public safety dependents
Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on May 28, 2014 To require the state to provide the spouse and dependents of a firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency first responder who dies in the line of duty with health insurance comparable to and on similar terms as the coverage the decedent received from any source at the time of his or her death. This would end when these individuals get comparable coverage from another source.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 28, 2014
Reported in the House on June 4, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on June 11, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on June 11, 2014 To eliminate the requirement that the proposed benefits be halted when a dependent is getting coverage from another source only if the alternative insurance is "comparable".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on June 11, 2014 To clarify the wording in a provision that defines "dependents".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2014
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on June 12, 2014 To require the state to provide the spouse and dependents of a firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency first responder who dies in the line of duty with health insurance comparable to and on similar terms as the coverage plan provided to Michigan State Policy troopers. This would end when these individuals get comparable coverage from another source.
Received in the Senate on July 16, 2014
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 16, 2014

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