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CS/SB 376: Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders

GENERAL BILL by Banking and Insurance ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Latvala ; Taddeo ; Montford

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for First Responders; Revising the evidentiary standard for demonstrating mental and nervous injuries of first responders; deleting certain limitations relating to workers’ compensation benefits for first responders; providing that law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics are entitled to benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Law for mental or nervous injuries, regardless of whether such injuries are accompanied by physical injuries requiring medical treatment, under specified circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 12/13/2017 Senate - Now in Commerce and Tourism
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Appropriations (AP)
  4. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/2/2017 Senate • Filed
10/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Commerce and Tourism; Appropriations; Rules
11/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 12/05/17, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
12/5/2017 Senate • CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
12/7/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
12/13/2017 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism