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House Unanimously Approves Maintaining Cancer Presumption

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 123 | 0 | 11 min read

The Idaho Legislature has signed off on a measure to preserve a cancer presumption for firefighters that was created four years ago. The state House of Representatives on Monday voted 68-0 to pass Senate Bill 1263 by the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee. The Senate voted 35-0 to pass the measure Feb. 11. SB 1263 would repeal a sunset provision included in an earlier bill that created the presumption that cancer arises out of employment for firefighters. The 2016 legislation also included language that would automatically repeal it on July 1, 2021. The National Council...

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