Bill Details - SB455 (2018)

CHAPTER 138

SB 455 - FINAL VERSION

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2960

04/05

 

SENATE BILL 455

 

AN ACT relative to state employees injured in the line of duty.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts from public disclosure the details of an injury sustained by a state employee in the line of duty.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2960

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to state employees injured in the line of duty.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

138:1  Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.  Amend RSA 21-I:43-a to read as follows:

21-I:43-a  Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.  Any injury received by any state employee who is injured in the line of duty by a hostile act, or by an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature, that requires the employee to be hospitalized or renders the employee temporarily unable to perform the duties of his or her position shall not be charged against annual leave or sick leave for the time lost due to the injury.  During such time, the employee shall remain on the active payroll.  In this event, no employee shall be terminated from state service until he or she has applied for disability retirement and a final decision on the application is made by the board of trustees of the New Hampshire retirement system and appeals of such decision, if any, are finalized; provided, that the employee shall make such application within 18 months of the injury contemplated by this section.  The executive head of the employee's agency shall make the determination as to whether an injury is in the line of duty and due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature, and, after approval by the governor and council, the determination shall be final.  The employee's name and details of the injury shall be exempt from public disclosure pursuant to RSA 91-A:5, IV.  During the time in which the injured employee remains on active payroll at full base salary pursuant to this section, his or her state compensation shall not be offset by state workers' compensation payments and he or she shall not receive state workers' compensation payments to supplement his or her full base salary.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit medical payments or final settlements.

138:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: May 30, 2018

Effective Date: May 30, 2018

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 1
Feb. 14, 2018 Hearing: 02/14/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 7
March 8, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/08/2018; SC 10A
March 15, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/15/2018; SC 12
March 15, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/15/2018; SJ 8
March 15, 2018 Introduced 03/15/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 8 P. 70
April 4, 2018 ==ROOM CHANGE== Public Hearing: 04/04/2018 02:00 PM LOB 306-308
April 4, 2018 Executive Session: 04/04/2018 LOB 306
April 19, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/19/2018 (Vote 9-2; CC) HC 15 P. 5
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 9-2; CC)
April 19, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/19/2018 HJ 13 P. 5
April 26, 2018 Enrolled 04/26/2018
April 26, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15
May 30, 2018 Signed by the Governor on 05/30/2018; Chapter 0138; Effective 05/30/2018

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2018 Senate Hearing
March 8, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
April 4, 2018 House Hearing
April 4, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 19, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB455 Revision: 2870 Date: Dec. 20, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
SB455 Revision: 3552 Date: April 20, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
SB455 Revision: 4074 Date: June 4, 2018, 10:38 a.m.