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PTSD Bill for First Responders Gains New Momentum After Parkland Shooting

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 588 | 0 | 19 min read

A long-gestating proposal to grant Florida first responders access to workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder has gained new momentum in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland last month. The proposal, which is scheduled to be voted on today, had its second reading in the House and Senate on Friday and has received a recommendation to pass by several committees. Senate Bill 376 and House Bill 227 were moving through the chambers at a normal pace before the school shooting, which took place Feb. 14 and left 17 people dead ...

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