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.”

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