1. HB 520 – Firefighters Fighting Cancer Act

Primary Sponsors: Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. John Bell (R-Wayne), Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt)

Bill Summary

This bill creates a presumption that certain cancers are occupational diseases for firefighters employed by units of local government that are covered by the Worker’s Compensation Act.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 28, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following Committees:

  • Health – passed April 30, 2019.
  • State and Local Government – stricken April 30, 2019
  • Rules – passed May 1, 2019
  • This bill passed in the House on May 2, 2019.