02RS HB104


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HB 104/LM (BR 246) - J. Jenkins, J. Arnold Jr

     AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
     Amend KRS 342.680 to provide that there exists a presumption that heart or lung disease in a firefighter is occupationally related if the employee has worked as a firefighter for five (5) years or more.


     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Provide a presumption that heart and lung disease for a firefighter is job related.

     HFA (2, J. Turner) - Clarify that for purposes of a workers' compensation claim by a firefighter, based on a heart or lung condition, such condition is presumed to be work-related if the firefighter is paid or is a volunteer, has served as a firefighter for a minimum of 5 consecutive years, and has been actively engaged in firefighting activities.

     HFA (3, S. Westrom) - Amend KRS 342.680 to provide a presumption that depression or other mental health conditions, in a legislator, are occupationally-related if he or she has served for at least two years; provide an irrebuttable presumption that the condition is occupationally-related if a legislator serves during a year in which redistricting occurs.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Labor and Industry (H)
     Jan 16-posted in committee
     Jan 30-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 31-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 5, 2002
     Feb 7-floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 14-floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 60-24 with floor amendment (2)
     Feb 21-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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