The bill was inspired by Georgia State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy, who was gunned down during a traffic stop last year, and his widow would qualify for coverage if the measure becomes law. It passed the Senate 54-0 on Tuesday.
The proposal, which unanimously passed the House last week, would cover public safety and Department of Transportation workers.
LeCroy’s wife, Keisha, would continue to receive health benefits under the state plan, rather than forcing her to use the COBRA plan that could cost up to $900 per month. LeCroy died after being shot in the neck during on Dec. 27.
Source: Law Officer