By Ali Vetnar, KTAR
Arizona firefighters for several years have filled testimony rooms at the State Capitol sharing their cancer battles and experiences of workers’ compensation denial.
But that tireless fight could soon come to a close.
There are two mirrored bills this legislative session that are running in both the Arizona House and Senate that could solve the problem firefighters continue to face.
State Sen. Paul Boyer is a sponsor of one of them.
He introduced the original presumptive cancer legislation back in 2017, which he believes has been exploited as some cities and insurance companies continue to ask a question that is impossible for a firefighter to answer.
That question being – which fire throughout your career gave you cancer?
Both pieces of legislation are identical. The idea of running two mirrored bills is to get the legislation to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk in the fastest way possible.
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