Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 838
       By Senator Wright
       14-01027-22                                            2022838__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to fire investigators; amending s.
    3         112.1816, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
    4         “firefighter” to include full-time, Florida-certified
    5         fire investigators for the purpose of expanding
    6         eligibility for certain cancer treatment benefits to
    7         include such investigators; providing a declaration of
    8         important state interest; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
   13  112.1816, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         112.1816 Firefighters; cancer diagnosis.—
   15         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   16         (c) “Firefighter” means an individual employed as a full
   17  time firefighter or full-time, Florida-certified fire
   18  investigator within the fire department or public safety
   19  department of an employer whose primary responsibilities are the
   20  prevention and extinguishing of fires; the investigation of
   21  fires and explosives; the protection of life and property; and
   22  the enforcement of municipal, county, and state fire prevention
   23  codes and laws pertaining to the prevention and control of
   24  fires.
   25         Section 2. The Legislature determines and declares that
   26  this act fulfills an important state interest.
   27         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.