Honorable Ray Allen, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB482 by Madla (Relating to certain benefits provided to the survivors of public employees and chaplains killed in the line of duty.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code by adding survivors of chaplains of fire-fighting units, law enforcement agencies, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to the list of individuals who are eligible for death benefits.The bill would apply to a death that occurs on or after September 1, 2003.The Employee Retirement System of Texas estimates the approximate annual cost per public safety benefit paid is $274,000.The fiscal impact of the bill would depend on the future number of chaplain deaths.It is assumed that implementation of the bill would not have a significant impact on the costs of state government
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
325 Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner, 327 Employees Retirement System, 405 Department of Public Safety, 411 Commission on Fire Protection, 696 Department of Criminal Justice