LOCAL FIREFIGHTER RELIEF FUND ELIGIBILITY.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 190 (Public) Filed Thursday, February 23, 2017
AN ACT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF YEARS THAT A DESTITUTE FIREFIGHTER SERVING HONORABLY WITH A CERTIFIED FIRE DEPARTMENT MUST SERVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM A LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUND AND TO SIMPLIFY VARIOUS LOCAL BOARD REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
Intro. by Hurley, Warren.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-99 (House Action) (Jul 12 2017)
H 190/S.L. 2017-99

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jul 14 2017 - More information

    AN ACT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF YEARS THAT A DESTITUTE FIREFIGHTER SERVING HONORABLY WITH A CERTIFIED FIRE DEPARTMENT MUST SERVE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM A LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS' RELIEF FUND AND TO SIMPLIFY VARIOUS LOCAL BOARD REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. Enacted July 12, 2017. Effective July 1, 2017.


  • Summary date: Feb 23 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 58-84-35 to allow the board of trustees of a local firefighters' relief fund to distribute funds to provide assistance to a destitute member firefighter who has served or is serving honorably (previously, funds were only available to destitute members who had served honorably for at least five years) with a certified fire department (previously, did not clarify service to be with a certified fire department).

    Amends GS 58-84-40 to require the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association to include a listing of current members of the local board of trustees appointed pursuant to GS 58-84-30, including the chairman and treasurer of the board, along with the items the Association must certify to the Department of Insurance by January 1 of each year as prescribed by the Department. 

    Amends GS 58-84-46 to direct the fire chief of each city or county that has a local board of trustees under GS 58-84-30 (previously, alternatively the clerk or finance officer of each city or county) to file a certificate of eligibility with the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association (was, the Commissioner of Insurance) on a form prescribed by the Association on or before October 31 of each year. Makes conforming and clarifying changes to provide that if the certificate is not filed with the Association on or before January 31 in the ensuing year: (1) the Local Firefighters' Relief Fund for that fire department must forfeit the payment due to be paid to the local Fund's board of trustees, (2) the Association must inform the Commissioner of Insurance of the Local Funds that have not filed the certificate pursuant to this statute so that the Commissioner must pay over that amount otherwise due to those Local Funds to the treasurer of the Association, and (3) the amount must constitute a part of the Statewide Firefighters' Relief Fund. Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 58-84-41 to require the Commissioner of Insurance to include the certifications filed under GS 58-84-46 in the database the Commissioner is required to maintain under the statute. 

    Effective July 1, 2017, and applies to distributions to local firefighters' relief funds on or after that date.


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