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Bill Detail: HB24-1219

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Title First Responder Employer Health Benefit Trusts
Status Sent to the Governor (05/28/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
M. Lynch (R)
Senate Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
B. Pelton (R)
House Committee Finance
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 02/07/2024
Summary

The bill makes 2 principal changes to current firefighter benefit
programs. First, the bill expands state funding for the firefighter heart and
circulatory malfunction benefits program to include paid part-time and
volunteer firefighters. Second, the bill provides state funding for the
firefighter cancer benefits program for eligible firefighters.
Current law requires an employer to provide access to specified
heart and circulatory malfunction benefits to eligible, full-time
firefighters and the employer is reimbursed by the state for providing the
full-time firefighter benefits. Current law also specifies that if funding to
reimburse the employer is insufficient, then the requirement to provide
the specified cardiac benefits is optional. The bill requires employers to
provide access to certain heart and circulatory malfunction benefits to
part-time and volunteer firefighters. This requirement likewise becomes
voluntary if funding is insufficient.
Current law authorizes employers to voluntarily participate in a
cancer trust for firefighter benefits. The bill requires an employer of an
eligible firefighter to participate, but specifies that if funding to reimburse
the employer is insufficient, participation in the trust becomes optional.
The bill also requires an employer to participate in a funded trust
to provide cardiovascular screenings, at a minimum, and other health
screenings and prevention, as practicable, to peace officers. The trust is
reimbursed by the state for providing the benefits, and if funding to
reimburse the trust is insufficient, then the requirement for employers to
provide the specified program is optional.

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