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92_HB3033enr HB3033 Enrolled LRB9201941DHmb 1 AN ACT in relation to public employee benefits. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Law Enforcement Officers, Civil Defense 5 Workers, Civil Air Patrol Members, Paramedics, Firemen, 6 Chaplains, and State Employees Compensation Act is amended by 7 changing Section 3 as follows: 8 (820 ILCS 315/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 283) 9 Sec. 3. If a claim therefor is made within one year of 10 the date of death of the law enforcement officer, civil 11 defense worker, civil air patrol member, paramedic, fireman, 12 chaplain, or State employee, compensation in the amount of 13 $10,000 shall be paid to the person designated by a law 14 enforcement officer, civil defense worker, civil air patrol 15 member, paramedic, fireman, chaplain, or State employee 16 killed in the line of duty prior to January 1, 1974, and 17 $20,000 if such death occurred after December 31, 1973 and 18 before July 1, 1983, $50,000 if such death occurred on or 19 after July 1, 1983 and before January 1, 1996
the effective20 date of this amendatory Act of 1995, and$100,000 if the 21 death occurred on or after January 1, 1996 and before the 22 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General 23 Assembly, and $118,000 if the death occurred on or after the 24 effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General 25 Assembly and before January 1, 2003. 26 Beginning January 1, 2003, the death compensation rate 27 for death in the line of duty occurring in a particular 28 calendar year shall be the death compensation rate for death 29 occurring in the previous calendar year increased by a 30 percentage thereof equal to the percentage increase, if any, 31 in the index known as the "Employment Cost Index, Wages and HB3033 Enrolled -2- LRB9201941DHmb 1 Salaries, by Occupation and Industry Group: State and Local 2 Government Workers: Public Administration", as published by 3 the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor 4 Statistics, for the 12 months ending with the month of June 5 of that previous calendar year the effective date of this6 amendatory Act of 1995. 7 If no beneficiary is designated or surviving at the death 8 of the law enforcement officer, civil defense worker, civil 9 air patrol member, paramedic, fireman, chaplain, or State 10 employee killed in the line of duty, the compensation shall 11 be paid as follows: 12 (a) when there is a surviving spouse, the entire 13 sum shall be paid to the spouse; 14 (b) when there is no surviving spouse, but a 15 surviving descendant of the decedent, the entire sum 16 shall be paid to the decedent's descendants per stirpes; 17 (c) when there is neither a surviving spouse nor a 18 surviving descendant, the entire sum shall be paid to the 19 parents of the decedent in equal parts, allowing to the 20 surviving parent, if one is dead, the entire sum; and .21 (d) when there is no surviving spouse, descendant 22 or parent of the decedent, but there are surviving 23 brothers or sisters, or descendants of a brother or 24 sister, who were receiving their principal support from 25 the decedent at his death, the entire sum shall be paid, 26 in equal parts, to the dependent brothers or sisters or 27 dependent descendant of a brother or sister. Dependency 28 shall be determined by the Court of Claims based upon the 29 investigation and report of the Attorney General. 30 When there is no beneficiary designated or surviving at 31 the death of the law enforcement officer, civil defense 32 worker, civil air patrol member, paramedic, fireman, 33 chaplain, or State employee killed in the line of duty and no 34 surviving spouse, descendant, parent, nordependent brother HB3033 Enrolled -3- LRB9201941DHmb 1 or sister, or dependent descendant of a brother or sister, no 2 compensation shall be payable under this Act. 3 No part of such compensation may be paid to any other 4 person for any efforts in securing such compensation. 5 (Source: P.A. 89-323, eff. 1-1-96.) 6 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 7 becoming law.
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