HD21 - Findings of the Line of Duty Act Working Group - December 2012

Executive Summary:
Pursuant to Item 268 G. of Chapter 3, Special Session I, 2012 Acts of Assembly (the 2012 Appropriation Act), the Governor’s Chief of Staff led a working group composed of the Secretaries of Finance and Public Safety, one member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and one member appointed by the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. The group was responsible for:

• Reviewing the current process for determining eligibility of state and local Line of Duty Act recipients;

• Reviewing the funding responsibility between the Commonwealth and its localities;

• Examining cost efficiencies; and

• Determining a fair and equitable division of financial responsibility for Line of Duty Act program costs.