Under existing law, there are specific compensation provisions for the death or disability due to occupational disease of a firefighter employed by a city. However, there are no specific compensation provisions for state firefighters
This bill would provide death or disability benefits due to occupational disease as defined for a firefighter employed by the state. This bill would also specify that, if a firefighter suffers from heart disease, hypertension, respiratory disease, cancer, HIV, or hepatitis, the state must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the condition was caused by some means other than the occupation to disqualify the firefighter from benefits
To provide death and disability benefits due to certain occupational diseases for firefighters employed by the state; and to provide that the state must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the condition was caused by some means other than the occupation to disqualify the firefighter from benefits.
|May 17, 2012||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections|
|Bill Text||HB5 Alabama 2012 1st Special Session - Introduced|