MS Senate introducing new bill to protect first responders

MS Senate introducing new bill to protect first responders

JACKSON, MS (WMC) - A bill giving new protection to first responders has passed the Mississippi state senate and now awaits action in the House.

Senate Bill 28-35 says if a firefighter or law enforcement officer can’t work because of a cancer diagnosis, it is considered an occupational illness.

That means the first responder is entitled to all rights and benefits granted by state law.

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