Florida Senate - 2022 CS for SB 838 By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senators Wright, Polsky, and Hooper 576-02396-22 2022838c1 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 such investigators; providing a declaration of 8 important state interest; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 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 protection of life 21 and property; and the enforcement of municipal, county, and 22 state fire prevention codes and laws pertaining to the 23 prevention and control of fires; or the investigation of fires 24 and explosives. 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.