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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: 2/25/2018 House - On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/26/18, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
Bill Text: PDF



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