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2015 Senate Bill 218: Provide insurance to fallen public safety dependents

Public Act 284 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on March 18, 2015
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 Senate Appropriations Committee on March 18, 2015
Reported in the Senate on March 26, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on April 28, 2015
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 28, 2015
Received in the House on April 29, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 29, 2015
Reported in the House on September 8, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on September 14, 2016
To require the police agency that employed a deceased officer to cover the cost of the proposed additional survivor benefit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on September 14, 2016
To expand the proposed benefit to dependents of a totally disabled public safety employee.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on September 14, 2016
To provide the proposed benefit to a survivor for a maximum of five years.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2016
Passed 97 to 7 in the House on September 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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 up to five years of 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. The benefits would end if these individuals get comparable coverage from another source or under other specified circumstances.
Received in the House on September 21, 2016
Passed 99 to 6 in the House on September 21, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Received in the Senate on September 21, 2016
Amendment offered by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on September 21, 2016
To move back the effective date of the bill and clarify other dates.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on September 21, 2016
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on September 21, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, with one amendment.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 27, 2016

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