HB1113 (2020) Detail

Relative to workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters.


HB 1113-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2055

01/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1113-FN

 

AN ACT relative to workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horn, Merr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill repeals the length of time the presumption of heart or lung disease is occupationally related for firefighters.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2055

01/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters.

 

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

 

1  Repeal.  RSA 281-A:17, I(c), relative to the length of time the presumption of heart or lung disease in members of fire departments is occupationally related, is repealed.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2055

11/4/19

 

HB 1113-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to workers' compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

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Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Fire and EMS Fund

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

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METHODOLOGY:

This bill repeals the length of time limitation on the presumption that heart or lung disease is occupationally related for firefighters.  

 

The Department of Safety indicates this change would increase the potential for continuation of current claims being paid and make new claims possible.  The costs related to the increased claims cannot be determined, but would impact state, county and local expenditures for workers compensation.

 

The New Hampshire Municipal Association indicates this bill would lead to more claims for workers' compensation and increased workers' compensation rates for municipalities.  The Association has no information that could be used to estimate the potential increase in municipal expenditures.  There would be no impact on municipal revenues.

 

The Department of Labor does not anticipate the bill would impact state, county or local revenues.  The Department assumes extention of the presumption that heart or lung disease in firefighters is occupationally related could lead to additional expenditures, particularly at the county and local levels, for workers' compensation premiums and coverage.  Such costs cannot be determined because there is no way to predict the increase in claims.  

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Municipal Association and Departments of Safety and Labor

 

 

Links

HB1113 at GenCourtMobile
HB1113 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 13, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1113 Revision: 6746 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 9:45 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 1 P. 10
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 10:00 am LOB 307
Jan. 23, 2020 Executive Session: 01/23/2020 01:00 pm LOB 307
Feb. 6, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/06/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 3
Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 13, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/13/2020 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 3
Feb. 13, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA VV 02/13/2020 HJ 3 P. 3
March 11, 2020 Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 7
June 16, 2020 Vacated from Committee and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020 SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8