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CS/CS/CS/HB 227: Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee ; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee ; Willhite ; Plasencia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Albritton ; Alexander ; Altman ; Antone ; Asencio ; Avila ; Berman ; Brown ; Burgess ; Burton ; Byrd ; Caldwell ; Clemons ; Cortes, J. ; Cruz ; Daniels ; Davis ; Diamond ; Donalds ; Drake ; Duran ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fine ; Fischer ; Fitzenhagen ; Geller ; Gonzalez ; Good ; Grant, J. ; Grant, M. ; Gruters ; Hardemon ; Harrison ; Ingoglia ; Jacobs ; Jenne ; Jones ; Killebrew ; Latvala ; Lee ; Leek ; Magar ; Mariano ; Massullo ; McClure ; McGhee ; Mercado ; Metz ; Miller, M. ; Moraitis ; Moskowitz ; Newton ; Nunez ; Olszewski ; Payne ; Peters ; Pigman ; Plakon ; Ponder ; Pritchett ; Raschein ; Richardson ; Russell ; Shaw ; Silvers ; Slosberg ; Smith ; Stark ; Stone ; Sullivan ; Toledo ; Watson, B. ; Watson, C. ; Williams ; Williamson ; Yarborough

Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders; Provides that first responders are entitled to workers' compensation benefits for posttraumatic stress disorder in specified circumstances; provides standard of proof of such disorder & requirements relating to such benefits; provides time for notice of injury or death; requires employing agency to provide mental health training; provides declaration of important state interest.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/5/2018 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124) -HJ 900
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/3/2017 House • Filed
    10/12/2017 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 26
    1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 26
    1/26/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, 01/30/18, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
    1/30/2018 House • CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 476
    1/31/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 465
    2/5/2018 House • Now in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 491
    2/9/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/13/18, 9:30 am, Morris Hall
    2/13/2018 House • CS/CS by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 604
    2/16/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS/CS by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 602, 603
    2/19/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 613
    2/25/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/26/18, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
    2/26/2018 House • CS/CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -HJ 694
    2/27/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    • Placed on Calendar -HJ 693
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
    • CS/CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 685, 686
    3/2/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 835
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/5/2018 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 376 -HJ 900
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124) -HJ 900

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  • CS/CS/CS/HB 227, Committee Substitute 3 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/27/2018 at 8:19 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 376 (er) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Similar Last Action: 3/28/2018 Chapter No. 2018-124
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Banking and Insurance, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    400609 - Amendment
    Between lines 17 and 18, insert:
    Ingoglia 2/28/2018
    3:01 PM
    House: Withdrawn
    3/2/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.1815 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement officers; special provisions for employment-related accidents and injuries. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 227, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 2/16/2018 at 8:07 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Government Accountability Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/26/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Banking and Insurance, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 376 (c1) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Compare Last Action: 3/28/2018 Chapter No. 2018-124

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    817445 - Amendment
    Remove lines 84-103 and insert:
    Willhite 2/25/2018
    6:27 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/26/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.1815 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement officers; special provisions for employment-related accidents and injuries. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 227, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/31/2018 at 11:03 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/15/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Banking and Insurance, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 376 (c1) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Compare Last Action: 3/28/2018 Chapter No. 2018-124

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    406419 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Willhite 2/12/2018
    5:40 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/13/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.1815 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement officers; special provisions for employment-related accidents and injuries. Page 1 (pdf)
    440.093 Mental and nervous injuries. Page 3 (pdf)

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  • HB 227, Original Filed Version Posted 10/3/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/4/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (3)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 376 (c1) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Similar Last Action: 3/28/2018 Chapter No. 2018-124
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died in Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 S Died in Banking and Insurance, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 376 (Ch. 2018-124)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    982389 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Willhite 1/29/2018
    4:24 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/30/2018
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    112.1815 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and law enforcement officers; special provisions for employment-related accidents and injuries. Page 1 (pdf)
    440.093 Mental and nervous injuries. Page 2 (pdf)

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