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HB 345: Firefighters and Paramedics

GENERAL BILL by Fitzenhagen ; Artiles ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; DuBose ; Edwards ; Gonzalez ; Pilon

Firefighters and Paramedics; Provides that death or disability due to cancer suffered by firefighter or paramedic employed by state or its political subdivisions is presumed accidental & suffered in line of duty under certain conditions; authorizes purchase of insurance by local governments; provides criteria for physical examinations for firefighters & paramedics; requires employing agency to keep records & notify firefighters & paramedics of reported exposure to known carcinogens; provides that firefighters & paramedics employed on effective date of act need not comply with physical examination requirements.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in Government Operations Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (GVOPS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/9/2015 House • Filed
10/30/2015 House • Referred to Government Operations Subcommittee; Local Government Affairs Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 31
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 31
3/11/2016 House • Died in Government Operations Subcommittee