General Assembly: 80 (2004 Regular GA) - Chapter 1063 - Volunteer emergency services provider death benefits — heart attacks or strokes


Published: 2004-04-13

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214LAWS OF THE EIGHTIETH G.A., 2004 SESSIONCH. 1063

CH. 1063CH. 1063

CHAPTER 1063

VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDER DEATH BENEFITS — HEART ATTACKS OR STROKES

S.F. 2044

AN ACT concerning eligibility requirements for payment of a volunteer emergency services provider death benefit resulting from a heart attack or stroke.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 100B.11, subsection 2, paragraph b, subparagraph (1), Code Supple- ment 2003, is amended to read as follows: (1) (a) The death resulted from stress, strain, occupational illness, or a chronic, progres-

sive, or congenital illness, including, but not limited to, a disease of the heart, lungs, or respira- tory system, unless a traumatic personal injurywas a substantial contributing factor to the vol- unteer emergency services provider’s death. (b) However, if the deathwas the direct and proximate result of a heart attack or stroke, the

volunteer emergency services provider shall be presumed to have died as a result of a traumat- ic personal injury if theprovider engaged in anonroutine stressful or strenuousphysical activi- tywithin the scope of the provider’s duties and the death resultedwhile engaging in that activi- ty, while still on duty after engaging in that activity, or not later than twenty-four hours after engaging in that activity, and the presumption is not overcomeby competentmedical evidence to the contrary. For purposes of this subparagraph subdivision, “nonroutine stressful or stren- uous physical activity” includes, but is not limited to, nonroutine stressful or strenuous physi- cal law enforcement, fire suppression, rescue, hazardousmaterial response, emergencymedi- cal services, prison security, disaster relief, emergency response, and training exercise activities. “Nonroutine stressful or strenuous physical activity” does not include activities of a clerical, administrative, or nonmanual nature.

Approved April 13, 2004

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CH. 1064CH. 1064

CHAPTER 1064

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS — INCEST COMMITTED AGAINST DEPENDENT ADULT

H.F. 2146

ANACTmaking changes to sex offender registry requirements for persons convicted of incest against a dependent adult.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 692A.1, subsection 7, paragraph d, Code Supplement 2003, is amended to read as follows: d. Incest committed against a dependent adult as defined in section 235B.2 in violation of

section 726.2.