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2021 House Bill 4172: Expand job-related cancer presumption

Public Act 129 of 2021

Introduced by Rep. Jeff Yaroch R-Richmond on February 9, 2021
To extend to volunteer part-time firefighters a presumption that certain types of cancer or other “occupational diseases” arose out of and in the course of employment for purposes of granting workers compensation benefits. A 2014 law did this for paid firefighters. The bill would also expand the definition of "occupational diseases" to include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on February 9, 2021
Reported in the House on March 4, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on March 18, 2021
Referred to the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee on March 18, 2021
Reported in the Senate on October 28, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To extend to current and former volunteer and part-time firefighters a presumption that certain types of cancer or other “occupational diseases” arose out of and in the course of employment for purposes of granting workers compensation benefits. A 2014 law did this for paid firefighters. The bill would also expand the definition of "occupational diseases" to include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.
Received in the House on November 10, 2021
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 16, 2021

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