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Clarifies that member of SPRS may receive accidental disability benefit under certain circumstances.


Sponsored by:

Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex), Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean), Assemblywoman AURA K. DUNN District 25 (Morris and Somerset), Senator PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR. District 18 (Middlesex), Senator LINDA R. GREENSTEIN District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Co-Sponsored by: Assemblymen Karabinchak, Stanley, Verrelli, Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblyman Conaway and Assemblywoman McKnight


The Assembly Appropriations Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 1797 (1R).

This bill provides that a member of the State Police Retirement System (SPRS) may be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance if the member becomes permanently and totally disabled because a preexisting and asymptomatic condition that the member had previously that is later rendered symptomatic as a direct result of a traumatic event occurring during and as a result of the performance of regular or assigned duties.


The OLS finds this bill will result in an indeterminate annual increase in State contributions to the SPRS. The OLS cannot estimate the impact because the number of members who would qualify under this bill is not known.

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