Bill Text: FL S1066 | 2022 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

Bill Title: Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 3-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2022-03-08 - Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 689 [S1066 Detail]

Download: Florida-2022-S1066-Comm_Sub.html
       Florida Senate - 2022                             CS for SB 1066
       By the Committee on Banking and Insurance; and Senators Burgess
       and Hooper
       597-02658-22                                          20221066c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to workers’ compensation benefits for
    3         first responders; amending s. 112.1815, F.S.;
    4         providing that the time for specified notice in
    5         certain cases of compensable posttraumatic stress
    6         disorder is measured from the time of the qualifying
    7         event or the diagnosis of the disorder, rather than
    8         the manifestation of the disorder, whichever is later;
    9         providing a declaration of important state interest;
   10         providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subsection (5) of section
   15  112.1815, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         112.1815 Firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical
   17  technicians, and law enforcement officers; special provisions
   18  for employment-related accidents and injuries.—
   19         (5)
   20         (d) The time for notice of injury or death in cases of
   21  compensable posttraumatic stress disorder under this subsection
   22  is the same as in s. 440.151(6) and is measured from one of the
   23  qualifying events listed in subparagraph (a)2. or the diagnosis
   24  manifestation of the disorder, whichever is later. A claim under
   25  this subsection must be properly noticed within 52 weeks after
   26  the qualifying event or the diagnosis of the disorder, whichever
   27  is later.
   28         Section 2. The Legislature determines and declares that
   29  this act fulfills an important state interest.
   30         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.