Ever heard of the “Heart Law“? It says that certain public safety officers who develop hypertension or heart disease shall be assumed to have developed said condition in the line of duty and puts the burden of proof on the employer to demonstrate otherwise.
There is currently legislation wending its way through the Legislature, in informal session, with no debate or roll call votes, that will extend this law to county corrections officers.
I don’t know if its a good law or a bad law. But our 2006 report on pension costs prompts me to ask the following questions:
1) How much will this bill add to the pension liability? and
2) Who will pay for it?
Wait, I think I know the answer to number two.