Maine LD 125: An Act Extending Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Certain Employees of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Who Contract Cancer

LD 125 (subjects: WORKERS COMPENSATION , BENEFITS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=125&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Bill Diamond of Cumberland: (D – District 26) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/22/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending REFERENCE
Unfinished Business
1/29/2015 Senate (Unfinished Business)
2/3/2015 Senate (Unfinished Business)
2/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERENCE to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/10/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-76) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-76) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/13/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-76).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending , in concurrence.
6/18/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE. PASSED TO BE ENACTED , in concurrence.
7/16/2015 Senate On motion by Senator DIAMOND of Cumberland Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
7/16/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
LD 125 In Senate, July 16, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 IN FAVOR and 0 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
7/16/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 461V
122 having voted in the affirmative and 21 in the negative, with 7 being absent, and 1 vacancy, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 125 as originally introduced. L.D. 125 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-76) .

An Act Extending Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Certain Employees of the Office of the State Fire Marshal Who Contract Cancer

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 39-A MRSA 328-B, sub- 1, B and C, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 408, 1, are amended to read:

B. “Employed” means to be employed as an active duty firefighter or by the Office of the State Fire Marshal or to be an active member of a volunteer fire association with no compensation other than injury and death benefits.
C. “Firefighter” means a member of a municipal fire department or volunteer fire association whose duties include the extinguishment of fires or an investigator or sergeant in the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Sec. 2. 39-A MRSA 328-B, sub- 6, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 408, 1, is amended to read:

6. Length of service. In order to qualify for the presumption under subsection 2, the firefighter must have been employed as a firefighter for 5 years and , except for an investigator or sergeant in the Office of the State Fire Marshal, regularly responded to firefighting or emergency calls.

summary

This bill amends the law allowing for workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters who contract cancer by including in the definition of firefighters investigators and sergeants employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 125 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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