2. The contraction of an infectious disease.
3. Exposure to hazardous materials or conditions.
66.0137 (1) (ag) of the statutes is created to read:
(ag) "Emergency medical technician" has the meaning given in s. 23
66.0137 (1) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) "Law enforcement officer" means all of the following:
1. Any person employed by a political subdivision for the purpose of detecting 2
and preventing crime and enforcing laws or ordinances and who is authorized to 3
make arrests for violations of the laws or ordinances that the person is employed to 4
2. Any jailer who, under the direction of a sheriff under s. 59.27 (1), keeps 6
persons in a county jail.
66.0137 (1) (ap) of the statutes is created to read:
(ap) "Line of duty activity" means any employment-related action 9
taken by a law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician, or fire fighter that 10
is required or authorized by law, rule, regulation, or condition of employment and for 11
which compensation is provided by his or her employing agency or would have been 12
eligible to have been provided by the employing agency if the law enforcement officer, 13
emergency medical technician, or fire fighter had been on duty when he or she took 14
the action in question.
66.0137 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) "Political subdivision" means any municipality or county.
66.0137 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0137 (3) Health insurance for unemployed persons.
Any municipality or
19county political subdivision
may purchase health or dental insurance for 20
unemployed persons residing in the municipality or county political subdivision
are not eligible for medical assistance under s. 49.46, 49.468, 49.47, or 49.471 (4) (a).
66.0137 (4m) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
66.0137 (5) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 1. Except as provided in subds. 2.
3., and 4.,
if a municipality 25
provides for the payment of premiums for hospital, surgical, and other health
insurance for its fire fighters, it shall continue to pay such premiums for the 2
surviving spouse and dependent children of a the
fire fighter who dies in the line 3
66.0137 (5) (c) 1m. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 1m. Except as provided in subds. 2., 3., and 4., if a political 6
subdivision provides for the payment of premiums for hospital, surgical, and other 7
health insurance for its law enforcement officers or emergency medical technicians, 8
it shall continue to pay such premiums for the surviving spouse and dependent 9
children of the law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician who dies 10
while in the line of duty.
66.0137 (5) (c) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 2. A municipality
may not be required to 13
pay the premiums described in subd. 1. or 1m.
for a surviving spouse upon the 14
remarriage of the surviving spouse or upon the surviving spouse reaching the age of 15
66.0137 (5) (c) 3. of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
(c) 3. An individual is not a dependent child for the purposes of 18
subd. 1. or 1m. after the individual reaches the age of 26.
66.0137 (5) (c) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
(c) 4. A political subdivision may seek reimbursement from the 21
department of administration under s. 16.14 (3) for the payment of any premiums 22
described in subd. 1. or 1m. that were paid by the political subdivision without regard 23
to whether such payments were required to be paid under an employment-related 24
benefit provided to the fire fighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency medical 25
technician if the political subdivision provides the department of administration
with written certification that the individual on whose behalf the premiums are 2
being paid died in the line of duty. The political subdivision shall seek 3
reimbursement from the department of administration, using a form provided by the 4
department of administration that specifies the premium amounts paid by the 5
political subdivision and the names, ages, and marital status of the individuals for 6
whom the premiums were paid. The political subdivision shall also certify that the 7
premiums could not be paid under a different employment-related benefit that was 8
provided to the fire fighter, law enforcement officer, or emergency medical 9
79.01 (2d) of the statutes is amended to read:
There is established an account in the general fund entitled the 12
"County and Municipal Aid Account." The total amount to be distributed in 2011 to 13
counties and municipalities from the county and municipal aid account is 14
$824,825,715 and the total amount to be distributed to counties and municipalities 15
in 2012, and in each year thereafter, from the county and municipal aid account is 16
$748,075,715, less the amounts paid under s. 16.14
79.035 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
79.035 (5) For Except as provided in sub. (6), for
the distribution in 2013 and 19
subsequent years, each county and municipality shall receive a payment under this 20
section that is equal to the amount of the payment determined for the county or 21
municipality under this section for 2012.
79.035 (6) of the statutes is created to read:
For the distribution in 2015 and subsequent years, each county and 24
municipality's payment under this section shall be reduced, in proportion to the 25
county's or municipality's share of total payments under this section, to reflect the
reduction in the county and municipal aid account as a result of payments made 2
under s. 16.14 for surviving spouses identified in s. 66.0137 (5) (c) 1. or 1m.
(1) This act first applies, retroactively, to a law enforcement officer, emergency 5
medical technician, or fire fighter who has died in the line of duty before the effective 6
date of this subsection, but only with respect to the payment of health insurance 7
premiums that come due on or after the effective date of this subsection.