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Posted on: June 24, 2019

First Responders’ Workers’ Comp Re-Write Heads to Governor

Both Houses have passed and sent to the Governor, the "Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act", which concerns workers' compensation for public safety workers. The bill, S-716(A-1741), makes it much easier for any public safety worker – volunteer or professional – to receive a workers’ compensation award.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee amended the bill, in response to suggestions put forward by the Municipal Excess Liability (MEL) fund and the League. We appreciate those amendments, and we thank the sponsors for their consideration of our concerns, throughout the process. We will carefully review the Department of Labor’s mandatory annual analysis of claims and costs. However, since the Office of Legislative Services has concluded ‘…that the bill will most likely increase annual expenditures by State and local public entities …,’ we must continue our opposition. We will, accordingly, ask the Governor to consider further changes.

We want to acknowledge the leadership of the MEL’s, David Grubb and Paul Bent on this matter. The valuable amendments would not have happened without their effort and expertise.

Contact: Jon Moran, Senior Legislative Analyst, jmoran@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x121.


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