Attention PSEA members !!!!
PSEA Local 803’s most important legislative priority this year is SSHB 66 and SB 202. These identical bills would provide medical insurance coverage to survivors and children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. A link to SB 202 is located here for you review. http://www.psea.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Senate-Bill-NO.-202.pdf
Senator McGuire introduced SB 202 last week. It will be heard soon in the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. In order for the bill to pass and become law, we need YOUR HELP ASAP.
The best and quickest support you can give on SB 202 is to send an email letter of support to Senator McGuire, at Senator.Lesil.McGuire@akleg.gov. To help you get a letter emailed quickly, PSEA is providing a sample letter you can use. The sample letter is below. You can use it and we also encourage you to write your own letter.
If you need any additional information or have questions, please call me at the office or write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSEA Local 803
I respectfully thank you and your Committee for introducing SB 202. This legislation will provide families of those killed in the line of duty with health care benefits.
SB 202, as filed, provides for major medical for survivors. I respectfully ask and hope this includes preventative, dental and vision coverage. If not, I ask that you provide for this coverage. I hope you recognize the need and security medical coverage would provide to the families that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
I believe the State of Alaska recognizes the importance of ensuring that Troopers, police officers and firefighters know their families will be taken care of in the event that they are killed in the line of duty. Passing Senate Bill 202 will confirm that belief for the men and women who risk their lives to those families who have already suffered the ultimate loss.
Again, I thank you for introducing SB 202 and I ask that you and all Senators support Senate Bill 202. Please take care of the families of those peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the State of Alaska.
Thank you for your consideration of this important legislation.