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HB 146: Fire departments; purchase and maintain certain insurance coverage for firefighters; require

Voted on Tuesday February 7, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This bill mandates fire departments provide insurance for firefighters for the purposes of filing claims for cancer treatments.
The bill does not require the cancer to be work-related and includes 21 different cancer types, however, firefighters must be employed with the department for at least 12 months before coverage is available.
Mandates fire departments to provide insurance for firefighters

The bill also awards firefighters who are disabled as a result of cancer to receive a lump sum and a monthly benefit for 36 months.
It also applies to volunteer firefighter.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 171 95% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 6 3.3%