2016 Senate Bill 802

Appropriate $1 million for firefighter cancer presumption

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 16, 2016

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R-29)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

March 17, 2016

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Passed in the Senate 37 to 0 (details)

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

March 17, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations