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HB251

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HB 251/FN/LM (BR 1124) - De. Butler, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, H. Collins, J. Donohue, C. Embry Jr., K. Flood, M. Harmon, R. Henderson, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, C. Miller, R. Nelson, K. Sinnette, R. Smart, G. Watkins, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to firefighters.
    Amend KRS 95A.262 requiring the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education to purchase workers' compensation insurance for paid and volunteer firefighters; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A establishing a rebuttable presumption that specific types of cancer, resulting in either temporary or permanent disability or death, are an occupational disease under KRS chapter 342 for paid or volunteer firefighters; specify that a recipients firefighters must have worked as a firefighter for 5 years or more and not used tobacco for ten years.

HB 251 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN/LM - Amend KRS 95A.262 requiring the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education to purchase workers' compensation insurance for paid and volunteer firefighters covered under KRS Chapters 67, 67A, 67C, 75, 95, and 273; create a new section of KRS Chapter 95A establishing a rebuttable presumption that specific types of cancer, resulting in either temporary or permanent disability or death, are an occupational disease under KRS Chapter 342 for paid or volunteer firefighters; firefighters must have worked as a firefighter for five years or more and not used tobacco for 10 years; if the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education fails to use the funds for the workers' compensation insurance, then the presumption for cancer fails to exist.

     Jan 23-introduced in House
     Jan 27-to Labor & Industry (H); posted in committee
     Jan 30-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 31-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)


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