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2016 Senate Bill 802: Appropriate $1 million for firefighter cancer presumption
Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand R-Lowell on February 16, 2016
To provide a template or "place holder" for a potential supplemental multidepartment appropriation for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 16, 2016
Reported in the Senate on March 17, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To appropriate $1 million to cover workers compensation benefits paid to former firefighters who have cancer that they assert was caused by their job (a presumption that would not apply if the person was a smoker).
Received in the House on March 17, 2016
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 17, 2016