Session: 103rd General Assembly
Year: 2023
Bill #: SB0214
Category: Labor, Personnel and Pensions
Position: Oppose
Mandate? Yes
Revenue Loss?
Authority Preemption?

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Amends the Public Employee Disability Act. Defines "illness" to mean any illness, disease, or condition the presence of which in a community results in the declaration of a disaster or emergency by a State, county, or municipal official. Defines "eligible employee" to mean any full-time law enforcement officer or full-time firefighter, including a full-time paramedic or a firefighter who performs paramedic duties, who is employed by any unit of local government, including any home rule unit. Provides that whenever an eligible employee suffers an illness in the line of duty which causes the employee to be unable to perform the employee's duties, the employee shall continue to be paid by the employing public entity on the same basis as the employee was paid before the or illness, with no deduction from the employee's sick leave credits, compensatory time for overtime accumulations or vacation, or service credits in a public pension fund during the time the employee is unable to perform the employee's duties due to the result of the illness, but not longer than one year in relation to the same illness. Sets forth provisions concerning verification of illness and denial of other employment. Limits exclusive and concurrent home rule powers for home rule units under a population of 1,000,000.

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