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

GENERAL BILL by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee ; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee ; Willhite ; Plasencia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Alexander ; Antone ; Asencio ; Avila ; Berman ; Brown ; Burgess ; Burton ; Byrd ; Clemons ; Cortes, J. ; Cruz ; Daniels ; Davis ; Diamond ; Donalds ; Duran ; Edwards-Walpole ; Fitzenhagen ; Geller ; Grant, J. ; Grant, M. ; Gruters ; Jacobs ; Jenne ; Killebrew ; Latvala ; Lee ; Leek ; McClure ; McGhee ; Mercado ; Miller, M. ; Moraitis ; Newton ; Olszewski ; Payne ; Peters ; Pigman ; Plakon ; Ponder ; Raschein ; Richardson ; Russell ; Shaw ; Silvers ; Slosberg ; Smith ; Stark ; Stone ; Toledo ; Watson, B. ; Watson, C. ; Williams ; 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.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 2/19/2018 House - Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 613
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

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  • CS/CS/HB 227, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/16/2018 at 8:07 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
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 1/9/2018 H Introduced -HJ 56
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 1/9/2018 S Introduced -SJ 16
    S 376 (c1) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Compare Last Action: 2/22/2018 S On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building

    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: 1/9/2018 H Introduced -HJ 56
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 1/9/2018 S Introduced -SJ 16
    S 376 (c1) Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders Book Compare Last Action: 2/22/2018 S On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building

    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) 1/31/2018 (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: 2/22/2018 S On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    H 629 Workers' Compensation for First Responders Asencio, Mercado Compare Last Action: 1/9/2018 H Introduced -HJ 56
    S 126 Workers’ Compensation for First Responders Torres Compare Last Action: 1/9/2018 S Introduced -SJ 16

    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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