The California Assembly on Monday approved unanimous legislation that would result in injuries suffered by firefighters led to bailout while out of state duty, under the Employee Compensation Act.
A.B. 932 comes after several California rescue workers were injured when they came to the aid of victims injured in a mass photography at a concert in Las Vegas 2017, according to the Legislative Council. It would cover California firefighters who were injured in the event, which had been denied workers' compensation, as state law only provided coverage if the first respondent was injured in the state.
"This bill would extend the scope of this provision to apply when a firefighter engages in a firefighting or rescue operation, or the protection or preservation of life or property, beyond this condition," digest state.
The bill now leads to the State Senate for voting. If the bill is approved by the Senate and signed by the governor, the law will come into force on January 1