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2021 House Bill 4822: Establish workers disability benefit COVID presumption for first responders
Introduced by Rep. Mike Mueller (R) on May 11, 2021
To establish that for purposes of being eligible for workers compensation disability benefits, a "first response employee’s" who catches COVID-19 is presumed an employment-related personal injury. In addition to police, firefighters, and prison and jail guards, this benefit would be extended to emergency medical services personnel.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on May 11, 2021
Reported in the House on June 15, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Mueller (R) on June 30, 2021
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Julie Brixie (D) on June 30, 2021
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2021
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2021
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on July 15, 2021

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