Maine LD 301: An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty

LD 301 (subjects: INSURANCE PRACTICES , COVERAGE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=301&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Johnson of Lincoln: (D – District 13) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED 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 Reports READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 61
20 Yeas – 15 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/13/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 74
(Yeas 82 – Nays 65 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-77) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-77).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland The Senate ADHERED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/19/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-77).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Improve Insurance Coverage for First Responders Answering a Call to Duty

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

Sec. 1. 39-A MRSA 201, sub- 7 is enacted to read:

7. Injury to firefighter or emergency medical services person. There is a rebuttable presumption that a personal injury to a paid or volunteer firefighter or a paid or volunteer emergency medical services person considered an employee within the meaning of this Act is considered to arise out of and in the course of employment and is compensable under this Act if the personal injury occurs at any time after the firefighter or emergency medical services person receives notice of a fire or emergency and is in the process of responding. An employer providing self-insurance or an insurer providing workers’ compensation insurance may not seek to limit benefits under this Act to a firefighter or emergency medical services person to a personal injury that occurs only after the firefighter or emergency medical services person begins traveling on a public way.

SUMMARY

This bill creates a rebuttable presumption that a personal injury to a paid or volunteer firefighter or a paid or volunteer emergency medical services person considered an employee within the meaning of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 is considered to arise out of and in the course of employment and is compensable under the Act if the personal injury occurs at any time after the firefighter or emergency medical services person receives notice of a fire or emergency and is in the process of responding.

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 301 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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