Amends the definition of killed in the line of duty as the term is used in Article 12A, Public Safety Employees' Death Benefits Act. Now includes the death of a firefighter that occurs as a direct and proximate result of cancer of the small intestine (previously included intestinal cancer), Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, brain and other nervous system cancer, and multiple myeloma, which are occupationally related to firefighting.
Appropriates $1,023,000 in recurring funds from the General Fund each for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years to the Department of Insurance to be used to cover the additional occupational diseases for firefighters' death benefits.
Effective July 1, 2019.
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AN ACT EXPANDING THE LIST OF CANCERS COVERED AS OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES FOR FIREFIGHTERS' DEATH BENEFITS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO COVER THE ADDITIONAL DEATH BENEFITS.Intro. by Riddell, Saine, Wray, Barnes.
Status: Re-ref Com On Appropriations, General Government (House action) (Apr 11 2019)
Bill H 466 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 26 2019 - More information