Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1582
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/13/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Latvala and Flores) recommended
       the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (251016) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 233 and 234
    5  insert:
    6         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 440.151, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         440.151 Occupational diseases.—
    9         (2) Whenever used in this section the term “occupational
   10  disease” shall be construed to mean only a disease which is due
   11  to causes and conditions which are characteristic of and
   12  peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process, or
   13  employment, and to exclude all ordinary diseases of life to
   14  which the general public is exposed, unless the incidence of the
   15  disease is substantially higher in the particular trade,
   16  occupation, process, or employment than for the general public.
   17  “Occupational disease” means only a disease for which there are
   18  epidemiological studies showing that exposure to the specific
   19  substance involved, at the levels to which the employee was
   20  exposed, may cause the precise disease sustained by the
   21  employee. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, for
   22  firefighters, as defined in s. 112.81, multiple myeloma and non
   23  Hodgkin’s lymphoma are deemed to be occupational diseases that
   24  arise out of work performed in the course and scope of
   25  employment.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 1043
   30  and insert:
   31         disability benefits; amending s. 440.151, F.S.;
   32         providing that specified cancers of firefighters are
   33         deemed occupational diseases arising out of work
   34         performed in the course and scope of employment;
   35         amending s. 440.192, F.S.;