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HB 143: Firefighters

GENERAL BILL by Fitzenhagen ; Willhite ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Antone ; Asencio ; Avila ; Beshears ; Brown ; Burgess ; Byrd ; Clemons ; Cortes, J. ; Diamond ; Diaz, J. ; Diaz, M. ; Donalds ; Duran ; Eagle ; Edwards ; Fischer ; Geller ; Gonzalez ; Gruters ; Hager ; Hardemon ; Harrell ; Jacobs ; Latvala ; Lee ; Leek ; McGhee ; Moraitis ; Moskowitz ; Newton ; Payne ; Ponder ; Pritchett ; Raschein ; Richardson ; Santiago ; Silvers ; Slosberg ; Stark ; Toledo ; Watson, C. ; Williams ; Williamson

Firefighters; Defines "firefighter"; establishes presumption as to firefighter's condition or impairment of health caused by certain types of cancer he or she contracts in line of duty; specifies criteria firefighter must meet to be entitled to presumption; requires employing agency to provide physical examination for firefighter; specifies circumstances under which presumption does not apply; provides for applicability; requires Legislature to review specified cancer research programs by certain date; provides for employer contribution rate increase to fund changes made by act; provides directive to Division of Law Revision & Information; provides declaration of important state interest.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/4/2017 House • Filed
1/11/2017 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 40
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 40
3/9/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, 03/13/17, 1:00 pm, Morris Hall -- Workshopped
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee