Amend Cancers Covered Under Firefighters’ Death Benefits

nc-stampHB 354 – Firefighters’ Death Benefits/Cancers

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Jason Saine (R – Lincoln), Rep. Nelson Dollar (R – Wake), Rep. Chris Malone (R – Wake), Rep. Greg Murphy (R – Pitt)

This bill would amend the list of cancers covered as occupational diseases for firefighters’ death benefits. This would add rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, oral cavity cancer, brain cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma to the list of diseases covered.

This bill has been sent to the House Pensions and Retirement Committee. If the bill is found favorable there, it will move to the House Appropriations Committee.

 

 
 

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