Section 1: A civilian employee of a public safety agency within the commonwealth, who in the course of their duties, is killed or injured, shall be entitled to equal privileges and protections afforded to uniform members of said public safety agency who are killed or injured in the line of duty.
Such privileges and protections shall be in accordance with any local ordinance, state statute, federal statute, or collective bargaining agreement covering the uniform personnel of said public safety agency.
Said privileges and protections shall include, but not be limited too: survivor benefits, funeral costs and medical expenses.
Section 2: The provisions of this act shall take effect upon passage.
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