Cancer presumption hearing in Senate committee

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

This afternono the Senate Economic Development Committee held testimony on SB 94, a bill that creates a cancer presumption for full-time, active firefighters.

The League testified in opposition to the legislation on the basis that it will increase costs for our communities. In addition adding a cancer presumption could lead to workers compensation coverage that is unaffordable or even unavailable.

The committee did not vote on the legislation, but the committee chair indicated there will be a later hearing for additional testimony on the bill.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected]

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