H.R.1142 - Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2007

To amend title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that disability of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by certain conditions is presumed to result from the performance of such employee's duty. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 5, United States Code, to create a presumption that disability of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by certain conditions is presumed to result from the performance of such employee's duty. as introduced.
  • Short: Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2007 as introduced.

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02/16/07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lois Capps

D-CA

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Official Summary

Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2007 - Amends federal law to provide that, with regard to an employee in fire protection activities: (1) heart disease, lung disease, specified cancers and infectious diseases shall be presumed to be proximately caused by the employee's employment;

Official Summary

Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2007 - Amends federal law to provide that, with regard to an employee in fire protection activities:
(1) heart disease, lung disease, specified cancers and infectious diseases shall be presumed to be proximately caused by the employee's employment;
(2) the disability or death of an employee in fire protection activities due to such a disease shall be presumed to result from personal injury sustained while in the performance of such employee's duty; and
(3) such presumptions may be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence.

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