Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that the term "act of duty" shall include any term or condition of employment assigned to any firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), or paramedic by his or her employing entity and is not limited in any fashion to a firefighting activity that involves a special risk of the occupation. Specifies that any activity performed by a firefighter, EMT, or paramedic assigned by a supervisor directly or indirectly constitutes an act of duty, including, but not limited to, routine maintenance, housekeeping chores, clerical tasks, and other assigned duties. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes language listing specific activities that might constitute an act of duty. Provides that the definition of the term "act of duty" is not intended to change the interpretation of an employee's rights under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Downstate Firefighter Article of the Illinois Pension Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning a disability pension.