00RS HB408


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HB 408 (BR 1547) - J. Jenkins, T. Burch, H. Cornett, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, S. Johns, E. Jordan, M. Marzian, C. Miller, F. Nesler, S. Riggs, J. Stewart, J. Turner, J. Vincent, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
     Amend KRS 342.680 to provide that there exists a rebuttable presumption that heart and lung disease in a firefighter is occupationally related if the firefighter has been employed by the fire department for at least 5 years prior to the date of the injury, and had a physical examination within 1 year prior to the date of the injury.


     HCS/LM - Amend KRS 342.680 by creating a new subsection (2) to provide that there exists a presumption that a heart or lung disease or condition, resulting from activity as a firefighter for five or more years, is occupationally related in any claim for workers' compensation.

     Jan 19-introduced in House
     Jan 20-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 6, 2000
     Mar 8-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-received in Senate
     Mar 13-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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