as amended, Gray.
begin deleteFirefighters: disability. end delete
Existing law makes a member of the Department of Justice falling within the “state peace officer/firefighter” class, as specified, who is disabled by injury arising out of and in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall become entitled, regardless of his or her period of service with the Department of Justice, to a leave of absence while so disabled without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments, as specified, for a period of not exceeding one year.end delete
This bill would make all rank-and-file and supervisory firefighters employed by Department of Forestry and Fire Protection entitled to that benefit regardless of whether the firefighter is assigned by the department to a position in fire prevention, fire suppression, or other capacity.end delete
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Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 4800 of the Labor Code is amended to
(a) If a member of the Department of Justice who is
31within the “state peace officer/firefighter” class is disabled by
32injury arising out of and in the course of his or her duties, he or
33she is entitled, regardless of his or her period of service with the
34Department of Justice, to a leave of absence while so disabled
35without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments under this
36chapter, for a period of not exceeding one year. This section applies
37only to members of the Department of Justice whose principal
38duties consist of active law enforcement and does not apply to
39persons employed in the Department of Justice whose principal
40duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer,
P4 1machinist, mechanic or otherwise clearly not within the scope of
2active law enforcement service, even though this person is subject
3to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform duties
4within the scope of active law enforcement service.
5(b) This section applies to law enforcement officers employed
6by the Department of Fish and Wildlife who are described in
7subdivision (e) of Section 830.2 of the Penal Code.
8(c) This section applies to harbor police officers employed by
9the San Francisco Port Commission who are described in Section
1020402 of the Government Code.
11(d) This section applies to all rank-and-file and supervisory
12firefighters employed by Department of Forestry and Fire
13Protection regardless of whether the firefighter is assigned by the
14department to a position in fire prevention, fire suppression, or
16(e) This section does not apply to periods of disability which
17occur subsequent to termination of employment by resignation,
18retirement or dismissal. In those circumstances in which this section
19does not apply, the employee is eligible for those benefits which
20would apply if this section had not been enacted.