DAR File No. 40001
This rule was published in the January 15, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 2) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Safety, Administration
Local Public Safety and Firefighter Surviving Spouse Trust Fund
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40001
Filed: 12/22/2015 05:12:31 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of the rule is to establish procedures for implementation of the Public Safety Officer and Firefighter Line-of-Duty Death Act, Title 53, Chapter 17.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule outlines the process for a law enforcement or fire employer to participate in a cost sharing agreement for reimbursement of health care coverage costs for a spouse and children under the age of 26 in the event of a line-of-duty death. If an employer participates, the costs are reimbursed from the Local Public Safety and Firefighter Surviving Spouse Trust Fund.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 53-17-301
- Title 53, Chapter 17
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There will be administrative costs incurred by the Department of Public Safety for creating and maintaining the trust fund; however, Subsection 53-17-401(5) allows for administrative costs to be reimbursed by the trust fund.
The rule will impact local law enforcement and firefighting agencies that choose to voluntarily participate in the cost sharing agreement as authorized by Section 53-17-301. Agencies that participate will pay an annual premium to the Department of Public Safety for deposit into the Local Public Safety and Firefighter Surviving Spouse Trust Fund. In the event of a line-of-duty death to an employee of the agency, the agency is required to provide health care coverage to the surviving spouse and children under the age of 26. After a 24-month period, an agency that chooses to participate in the cost sharing agreement may be reimbursed for future health care coverages costs from the trust fund.
There will not be a fiscal impact to small businesses because the rule only applies to local law enforcement and firefighting agencies.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There will not be a fiscal impact to persons because the rule only applies to local law enforcement and firefighting agencies.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There will not be a compliance cost to persons because the rule only applies to local law enforcement and firefighting agencies.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There is no anticipated fiscal impact on on businesses. The rule establishes procedures for law enforcement or firefighting agencies to voluntarily participate in a cost sharing agreement for reimbursement of health care coverage costs in the event of a line-of-duty death.
Keith D. Squires, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Public Safety
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Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Kim Gibb at the above address, by phone at 801-556-8198, by FAX at 801-964-4482, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Keith Squires, Commissioner
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