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Assembly Passes Bill Covering Off-Duty Firefighters

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 885 | 1 | 16 min read

The California Assembly passed a bill to make workers’ compensation benefits available to firefighters injured while proceeding to or engaging in fire suppression or rescue operations, along with those hurt protecting life or property, without regard for whether the firefighters were on duty or operating inside the state. The Assembly voted 75-0 on Monday to pass AB 932, by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-San Jose. The bill would amend a law allowing firefighters to receive benefits for injuries sustained anywhere in California to cover injuries sustained anywhere in the world if...

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