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House Passes Bill to Extend Disease Presumption to Portland Firefighters

By Tonika Reed (Reporter)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 249 | 0 | 66 min read

The Oregon state House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would give some 650 firefighters in Portland the same workers' compensation presumption that other firefighters in the state have enjoyed since the 1960s. The House voted 58-0 to pass House Bill 4062, by Rep. Janeen Sollman, D-Hillsboro, which would give firefighters in the state’s most populous city the presumption that lung diseases, hypertension and cardiovascular-renal disease are compensable occupational illnesses for those with at least five years of service. State law excludes fro...

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