S.2266: Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Thomas R. Carper, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 29, 2014
Latest Major Action April 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2014 - Provides that: (1) specified diseases, including heart disease, lung disease, and specified cancers, of federal employees employed in fire protection activities for a minimum of five years shall be presumed to be proximately caused by such employment if the employee is diagnosed with the disease within 10 years of the last active date of employment in fire protection activities; (2) the disability or death of such an employee due to such a disease shall be presumed to result from personal injury sustained while in the performance of duty; and (3) such presumption may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence. Allows such presumption for fire protection employees who contract any uncommon infectious disease, including but not limited to tuberculosis, hepatitis A, B, or C, or the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), regardless of the length of employment of such employee.

Defines an "employee in fire protection activities" as a...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 29, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.