P.L.2013, CHAPTER 177 - Authorizes payment of funeral expenses for certain public safety employees killed in the line of duty.
When a public safety employee is killed in the performance of his/her duties, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Administration may reimburse the employee's family for the expenses of the employee's funeral. This reimbursement shall defray the actual costs of the funeral but shall not exceed a total amount of $10,000. The reimbursement shall be reduced by any amount payable for funeral expenses from workers' compensation. Reimbursement is contingent on review and approval from the New Jersey Division Administration.
Certain public safety employees concerning funeral payments for public safety personnel includes; a permanent, full-time member of a State, county or municipal law enforcement agency or a county sheriff's office who is statutorily empowered to act for the detection, apprehension, arrest, and conviction of offenders against the laws of this State; an active member in good standing of a paid, part-paid or volunteer fire department or of a duly incorporated first aid, emergency, ambulance or rescue squad; or a State or county correctional officer.