BILL TO EXPAND WORKERS COMP COVERAGE TO FIRST RESPONDERS FILED
A bill expanding workers’ compensation coverage to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder has been filed for the 2018 Legislative session.
Senate Bill 126 would make first responders with PTSD eligible for lost wages without also having a physical injury.
“We’re going to start pushing the committee chairs to hear the bill. We already have a house sponsor,” said Kissimmee Democrat Victor Torres, who filed the bill. “Just gearing up to make sure we move this as quickly as possible.”