Arlington, firefighters disagree on Senate Bill 6213

  • Source: North Couty Outlook
  • Published: 03/06/2018 02:21 PM

Officials from Arlington’s firefighters union are disappointed after a bill that would have given greater coverage for some health risks was lobbied against by an Arlington representative. Senate Bill 6213 would have added a number of cancers that are presumed to be covered by workers compensation for firefighters and would have provided some other additional health benefits for law enforcement officers as well. These types of cancers are already covered by Labor and Industries, however the bill would have shifted the presumptive burden away from the individual to show that the cancer was caused by the employment. “First and foremost the illnesses are already covered under our state’s current L&I system,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager and city clerk with the city of Arlington.


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