AUSTIN, Texas — SB 1582 by Lucio has not yet been signed by Governor Abbott. The bill passed out of both the House and Senate with ZERO “no” votes. However, the bill has not yet been signed by the Governor at this time (but not vetoed). It is critical that this legislation is signed into law.
Please call the Office of the Governorat (512) 463-2000 or submit your note of support TODAY and encourage Governor Abbott to sign this bill. The voices of our members and their families, those who will be truly affected by the changes this legislation will bring, are the best way to show Governor Abbott how important this bill is.
SB 1582 includes peace officers under the same presumptions and benefits related to line of duty disability and death due to heart attacks and strokes that firefighters have had since 2005.
Watch this interview with Austin Cardiologist, Dr. Jon Sheinberg, for more information on the inflated risk of heart attacks and strokes for police officers.
Governor Abbott has proven to be a strong supporter of law enforcement. Let’s all share our support for this pending measure.
Contact the Office of the Governor at (512) 463-2000 or send a note of support here.
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