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.
Bill Summaries: H466 FIREFIGHTERS' LINE OF DUTY DISEASES/FUNDS.
Bill H 466 (2019-2020)Summary date: Mar 26 2019 - View Summary