Senate Bills 299, 370 and House Bill 911

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

11 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B

Consideration of SB 299, SB 370 and HB 911


Call to Order
Chairman Vulakovich

Pledge of Allegiance

Consideration of Legislation

• SB 299 (Baker) (Title 35/Health & Safety:  Allows Municipalities to Provide Tax Credits to Volunteer Firefighters/EMS Technicians) | Bill Summary
      *Amendment #01824 (Baker) (Technical changes and ensures that tax credit is applicable to nonprofits EMS personnel)
• SB 370 (D. White) (Title 35/Health & Safety:  Removes the 5-Year sunset provision for volunteer fire companies that merge and receive funds through the Fire and EMS Grant Program) | Bill Summary
      *Amendment #01814 (Vulakovich) (Changes the eligibility period for such grants to 10 years instead of 5 years and makes the same provision applicable to ambulance service providers)
• HB 911 (Barrar) (Title 35/Health & Safety:  E-911 Reauthorization) | Bill Summary
      *Amendment #01832 (Vulakovich) (Omnibus Amendment) | Amendment Summary