Bill No. 1165
Amendment No. 804477
Senate House

1Representative Brummer offered the following:
3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     Between lines 41-42, insert:
5     Section 2.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
6121.091, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
7     121.091  Benefits payable under the system.--Benefits may
8not be paid under this section unless the member has terminated
9employment as provided in s. 121.021(39)(a) or begun
10participation in the Deferred Retirement Option Program as
11provided in subsection (13), and a proper application has been
12filed in the manner prescribed by the department. The department
13may cancel an application for retirement benefits when the
14member or beneficiary fails to timely provide the information
15and documents required by this chapter and the department's
16rules. The department shall adopt rules establishing procedures
17for application for retirement benefits and for the cancellation
18of such application when the required information or documents
19are not received.
21     (b)  Total and permanent disability.--
22     1.  Except as provided in subparagraph 2., a member shall
23be considered totally and permanently disabled if, in the
24opinion of the administrator, he or she is prevented, by reason
25of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, from
26rendering useful and efficient service as an officer or
28     2.  A member of the Special Risk Class who is a law
29enforcement officer, firefighter, correctional officer,
30emergency medical technician, paramedic as described in s.
31121.021(15)(c), community-based correctional probation officer
32as described in s. 121.021(15)(d)1., or nurse as described in s.
33121.0515(2)(f), shall be considered shall be considered totally
34and permanently disabled in the line of duty if he or she is
35prevented, by reason of a medically determinable physical or
36mental impairment caused by a job-related injury, from
37performing useful and efficient service in the position held,
38unless the administrator can provide competent medical evidence
39to the contrary.
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43member; amending s. 121.091, F.S.; revising provisions
44relating to benefits payable for total and permanent
45disability for certain Special Risk Class members of the
46Florida Retirement System who are injured in the line of
47duty; increasing a contribution rate for certain benefit

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