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S1119................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES - Amends existing law to provide for the Idaho Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor; to provide for the Idaho Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor Commission; to provide for membership of the Department of Health and Welfare Bureau of Emergency Medical Services on the commission; and to define terms. 02/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/15 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 30-2-3 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- Burkett, Corder Absent and excused -- Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Geddes Floor Sponsors - Compton & Stennett Title apvd - to House 03/03 House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/18 3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Jones, Schaefer, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Shirley Title apvd - to Senate 03/21 To enrol 03/22 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/23 Sp signed 03/24 To Governor 03/28 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 163 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1119 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR; 3 AMENDING THE HEADING FOR CHAPTER 88, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE THE 4 IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR; AMENDING SEC- 5 TION 67-8801, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF THE IDAHO LAW 6 ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR; AMENDING SECTION 7 67-8802, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHT- 8 ING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR COMMISSION CREATION AND TO PROVIDE MEMBERSHIP 9 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE BUREAU OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SER- 10 VICES ON THE COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 67-8803, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE 11 FOR THE AWARDING OF THE IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL 12 OF HONOR; AMENDING SECTION 67-8804, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A POSTHU- 13 MOUS AWARD OF THE IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF 14 HONOR; AMENDING SECTION 67-8805, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGN AND 15 COST OF THE IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR; 16 AND AMENDING CHAPTER 88, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW 17 SECTION 67-8806, IDAHO CODE, TO DEFINE TERMS. 18 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 19 SECTION 1. That the Heading for Chapter 88, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, 20 and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: 21 CHAPTER 88 22 IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, ANDFIREFIGHTING 23 AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR 24 SECTION 2. That Section 67-8801, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 25 amended to read as follows: 26 67-8801. IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, ANDFIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR 27 ESTABLISHED. There is hereby established a decoration of the Idaho law 28 enforcement, andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor with accompanying ribbons 29 and appurtenances for award by the governor in the name of the state to any 30 law enforcement officer, orfirefighter or EMS provider who has been killed or 31 seriously injured in the performance of duty, or who has been distinguished by 32 exceptionally meritorious conduct, upon nomination of the Idaho law enforce- 33 ment, andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor commission. 34 SECTION 3. That Section 67-8802, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 35 amended to read as follows: 36 67-8802. IDAHO LAW ENFORCEMENT, ANDFIREFIGHTING AND EMS MEDAL OF HONOR 37 COMMISSION CREATED -- MEMBERSHIP -- ESTABLISHMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR AWARD. 38 (1) There is hereby created in the office of the governor the Idaho law 39 enforcement, andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor commission, hereafter 2 1 referred to as the commission, which shall nominate candidates for the award 2 of the Idaho law enforcement, andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor. The 3 commission shall consist of one (1) representative from each of the following: 4 the office of the governor, the office of the attorney general, the Idaho 5 prosecuting attorneys association, the Idaho chiefs of police association, the 6 Idaho fire chiefs association, the Idaho sheriffs' association, the Idaho 7 peace officers association, the Idaho department of health and welfare bureau 8 of emergency medical services and the peace officers standards and training 9 council. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the governor and 10 shall each serve for a term of four (4) years. 11 (2) The attorney general or his designee shall serve as chair of the com- 12 mission and shall designate a secretary for the commission. 13 (3) The commission shall meet annually, or at the call of the chair, to 14 consider candidates for nomination. Commission meetings may be conducted via 15 teleconference. 16 (4) The commission shall adopt rules establishing the qualifications for 17 the Idaho law enforcement, andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor and the 18 protocol governing the decoration, and other rules necessary to carry out the 19 purposes of this chapter. 20 SECTION 4. That Section 67-8803, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 21 amended to read as follows: 22 67-8803. WHEN AND BY WHOM AWARDED. The Idaho law enforcement, andfire- 23 fighting and EMS medal of honor shall be awarded by the governor to the recip- 24 ients during the national law enforcement recognition week. The governor may 25 delegate the awarding of the medal to the lieutenant governor or the attorney 26 general. 27 SECTION 5. That Section 67-8804, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 28 amended to read as follows: 29 67-8804. POSTHUMOUS AWARD. The Idaho law enforcement, andfirefighting 30 and EMS medal of honor may be awarded posthumously by presentation to a repre- 31 sentative of the deceased as may be deemed appropriate by the governor or the 32 designees specified in section 67-8803, Idaho Code. 33 SECTION 6. That Section 67-8805, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 34 amended to read as follows: 35 67-8805. DESIGN AND COST. The decoration of the Idaho law enforcement, 36 andfirefighting and EMS medal of honor shall be cast in bronze or other 37 metal. The design of the medal shall incorporate the great seal of the state 38 of Idaho with other insignia as deemed appropriate by the law enforcement, and39 firefighting and EMS medal of honor commission. The reverse of the decoration 40 shall be inscribed with the words: "For exceptionally honorable and meritori- 41 ous conduct in performing services as a law enforcement officer, orfirefight- 42 er or EMS provider." The cost of the medal shall be paid by the agency whose 43 officer, orfirefighter or EMS provider receives the medal. The family of a 44 recipient may request a second medal and may receive such medal upon payment 45 to the commission of the cost of the medal. 46 SECTION 7. That Chapter 88, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is 47 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des- 48 ignated as Section 67-8806, Idaho Code, and to read as follows: 3 1 67-8806. DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter: 2 (1) "EMS" means emergency medical services; and 3 (2) "Emergency medical services provider" or "EMS provider" means an 4 emergency medical services provider certified by the department of health and 5 welfare pursuant to sections 56-1011 through 56-1018B, Idaho Code, and an 6 ambulance-based clinician as defined in the rules governing emergency medical 7 services as adopted by the department of health and welfare.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14844 This bill makes emergency medical service providers eligible for the Idaho Law Enforcement and Firefighting Medal of Honor. Emergency medical service providers make a significant contribution to their communities and take many risks in the line of duty. Adding them to the Idaho Law Enforcement and Firefighting Medal of Honor will acknowledge the contributions of these dedicated individuals. FISCAL IMPACT No fiscal impact. Contact: Molly Steckel 388-1200 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1119