HB163 (2009) Detail

Allowing firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other public safety officers to recover damages or benefits for negligently-caused injuries.


HB 163 – AS INTRODUCED

2009 SESSION

09-0392

01/10

HOUSE BILL 163

AN ACT allowing firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other public safety officers to recover damages or benefits for negligently-caused injuries.

SPONSORS: Rep. Nixon, Hills 17

COMMITTEE: Judiciary

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), police officers, and other public safety officers shall not have their right to compensation for wrongfully or negligently caused injuries denied or limited by the “fireman’s rule,” or any other similar rights-depriving rule.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0392

01/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT allowing firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other public safety officers to recover damages or benefits for negligently-caused injuries.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Liability of Third Person. Amend RSA 281-A:13 by inserting after paragraph VI the following new paragraph:

VII. Firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), police officers, and other public safety officers shall not have their right to compensation for wrongfully or negligently caused injuries, including their right to uninsured motorist insurance benefits, denied or limited by the “fireman’s rule,” or any similar rights-depriving rule.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2010.

Links

HB163 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB163 Revision: 12538 Date: Jan. 12, 2009, midnight

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