Bill Summary for H 466 (2019-2020)

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Mar 26 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 466 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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.

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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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