Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1582 Ì2725823Î272582 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 04/13/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Appropriations (Latvala and Flores) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 354 and 355 4 insert: 5 Section 6. Subsection (2) of section 440.151, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 440.151 Occupational diseases.— 8 (2) Whenever used in this section the term “occupational 9 disease” shall be construed to mean only a disease which is due 10 to causes and conditions which are characteristic of and 11 peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process, or 12 employment, and to exclude all ordinary diseases of life to 13 which the general public is exposed, unless the incidence of the 14 disease is substantially higher in the particular trade, 15 occupation, process, or employment than for the general public. 16 “Occupational disease” means only a disease for which there are 17 epidemiological studies showing that exposure to the specific 18 substance involved, at the levels to which the employee was 19 exposed, may cause the precise disease sustained by the 20 employee. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, for 21 firefighters, as defined in s. 112.81, multiple myeloma or non 22 Hodgkin’s lymphoma are deemed to be occupational diseases that 23 arise out of work performed in the course and scope of 24 employment. 25 26 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 27 And the title is amended as follows: 28 Delete line 17 29 and insert: 30 specified temporary disability benefits; amending s. 31 440.151, F.S.; revising the term “occupational 32 disease” to provide that specified cancers of 33 firefighters are deemed occupational diseases arising 34 out of work performed in the course and scope of 35 employment; amending s.