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                         Laws of Minnesota 1992 

                        CHAPTER 523-H.F.No. 2250 
           An act relating to public safety officer's survivor 
          benefits; altering a definition; providing a claim 
          filing limitation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          section 299A.41, subdivisions 3 and 4; proposing 
          coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 299A.
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.41, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.] "Killed in the line 
of duty" does not include deaths from natural causes.  In the 
case of a peace officer, "killed in the line of duty" includes 
the death of an officer caused by accidental means while the 
peace officer is acting in the course and scope of duties as a 
peace officer. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 299A.41, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER.] "Public safety officer" 
    (1) a peace officer defined in section 626.84, subdivision 
1, paragraph (c) or (f); 
    (2) a correction officer employed at a correctional 
facility and charged with maintaining the safety, security, 
discipline, and custody of inmates at the facility; 
    (3) a firefighter employed on a full-time basis by the 
state or by a fire department of a governmental subdivision of 
the state, who is engaged in the hazards of firefighting; 
    (4) a legally enrolled member of a volunteer fire 
department or member of an independent nonprofit firefighting 
corporation who is engaged in the hazards of firefighting; 
    (5) a good samaritan while complying with the request or 
direction of a public safety officer to assist the officer; 
    (6) a reserve police officer or a reserve deputy sheriff 
while acting under the supervision and authority of a political 
    (7) a driver or attendant with a licensed basic or advanced 
life support transportation service who is engaged in providing 
emergency care; and 
    (8) a first responder who is certified by the commissioner 
of health to perform basic emergency skills before the arrival 
of a licensed ambulance service and who is a member of an 
organized service recognized by a local political subdivision to 
respond to medical emergencies to provide initial medical care 
before the arrival of an ambulance.  
    Sec. 3.  [299A.47] [CLAIMS LIMITATION.] 
    Claims for benefits from the public safety officer's death 
benefit account made by or on behalf of a survivor of a public 
safety officer must be filed within two years after the date of 
death of the officer. 
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 24, 1992, 4:04 p.m.

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