Police and firefighter retirement matters.

Authors: Representative Karlee Macer

Co-authors: Representative Woody Burton, Representative David Ober, Representative Martin Carbaugh

Sponsors: Senator Philip Boots, Senator Greg Walker

Co-Sponsors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator James Arnold


Makes changes to the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund to include police officers in several sections of the statute that may logically apply to police officers as well as firefighters. Specifies that a state police officer who retires after 25 years of service is entitled to: (1) retain the officer's service weapon; (2) receive a "Retired" badge in recognition of the officer's service; and (3) receive an identification card that indicates that the officer is retired. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on pension management oversight.)