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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee, a member of the Finance Ways and Means Committee and the Ethics Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Help for Families Of First Responders Killed In The Line Of Duty

(NASHVILLE) — Legislation to help the families of first responders killed in the line of duty is on the Governor's desk. Sponsored by State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) the legislation will allow the family to remain on the deceased health insurance policy for two years after the hero's death. Currently TBI may stay on for six months. 
Lynn credits the origin of the idea to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office Police Officer Memorial Service last summer where she shared her family's story of loss. Under House Bill 466, spouses and children of full-time police officers, firefighters and other first responders who are killed in the line of duty will receive health benefits for a period of two years following the death of their loved one. Family members of fallen Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officers would also be covered under this legislation.
"The bill has a very small fiscal note because thankfully, not many lose their lives in service to their communities but for the families of those who do, and as someone whose family lost two police officers in the line of duty long ago when there was no widow's pension, I know the tremendous difficulties the survivors face after their hero's death. This legislation is meant to ease the family's transition after the loss of their loved one who has sacrificed all for the community." Stated Rep. Lynn.
The full text of the bill can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB0466.pdf.
The General Assembly also passed a bill to increase the life insurance for police officers killed in the line of duty from $50,000 to $250,000 paid over five years.
Susan Lynn serves as the Chair of the House Consumer Human Resources Subcommittee. Lynn is also a member of the House Consumer; Human Resources, House Finance, Ways & Means and the House Ethics Committee, as well as the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. Lynn can be reached by email at Rep.Susan.Lynn@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7462.


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