Senate plan would extend on-duty death benefits to all public employees
This a big deal for public employees across the state, via Andy Metzger at SHNS:
“If a teacher, building inspector or any other public employee is killed in the performance of his or her duties, the deceased's family would be entitled to a one-time $300,000 death benefit, under a budget amendment adopted by the Senate last week. Firefighters, correction officers and other public safety employees' families are already entitled to the line-of-duty-death benefit.”
Sen. Eric Lesser filed the amendment to assist the family of a Longmeadow public works employee who was recently killed when a plow train struck his truck.