Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1582
                              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)
    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.
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   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.