HB 2190: CORP; accidental disability; definition
PRIME SPONSOR: Representative Payne, LD 21
BILL STATUS: Caucus & COW
PS: DP 7-0-0-0
Modifies the definition of accidental disability as it relates to the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
Accidental disability is defined as physical or mental condition that: 1) totally and permanently prevents an employee from performing a reasonable range of duties; 2) was incurred in the performance of the employee's duties; and 3) was a result of any of the following:
a. Physical contact with the inmates, prisoners, parolees or individuals on probation;
b. Responding to a confrontational situation with inmates, prisoners, parolees or individuals on probation; or
c. A job-related motor vehicle accident while on official business (A.R.S. § 38-881).
A member may retire and receive an accidental disability pension if the local board finds that: 1) an application for disability retirement was filed after the incident or within one year after an employee is terminated as a result of accidental disability; 2) the member undergoes all ordered medical examinations and tests; and 3) the accidental disability meets all statutory requirements.
The amount of an accidental disability pension is 50% of the member's average monthly salary or the amount computed using the member's average monthly salary and actual years of credited service, whichever is higher (A.R.S § 38-886).
1. Redefines accidental disability to mean a physical or mental condition that totally and permanently prevents an employee from performing a reasonable range of duties with equivalent pay and benefits and that was incurred while performing employee duties. (Sec. 1)
2. Makes technical and conforming changes. (Sec. 1)
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6. Fifty-fourth Legislature HB 2190
7. First Regular Session Version 3: Caucus & COW
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