House Hears Firefighter Cancer Bill


The House held its first hearing this week on Senate Bill 27 which would create a presumption that a firefighter who is disabled as a result of specified types of cancer incurred the cancer while performing his or her job duties, thus creating eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) provided proponent testimony.  The OMA previously submitted this letter containing cautions about the precedent setting nature of this bill to the Senate committee, which affirmed the bill.