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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Fire department carcinogen exposure fee. Authorizes the establishment and collection of a carcinogen exposure fee of up to $500 to be collected from the owner, lessee, or occupant of a dwelling or office, or from the owner's, lessee's, or occupant's insurance company, after a fire department established by a county, city, town, or township or a volunteer fire department has fought a fire involving the dwelling or office. Provides that the proceeds of the carcinogen exposure fee must be used for expenditures that help to protect firefighters against the effects of potential or suspected carcinogens and other toxic gases to Fire department carcinogen exposure fee. Authorizes the establishment and collection of a carcinogen exposure fee of up to $500 to be collected from the owner, lessee, or occupant of a dwelling or office, or from the owner's, lessee's, or occupant's insurance company, after a fire department established by a county, city, town, or township or a volunteer fire department has fought a fire involving the dwelling or office. Provides that the proceeds of the carcinogen exposure fee must be used for expenditures that help to protect firefighters against the effects of potential or suspected carcinogens and other toxic gases to which they are exposed when fighting fires, such as: (1) the purchase or repair of specialized washing machines to remove potentially carcinogenic or toxic residue from the firefighters' turnout gear after it has been worn while fighting a fire; (2) the purchase of extra sets of turnout gear so that firefighters may wear clean turnout gear while the turnout gear worn while fighting a previous fire is being cleaned; and (3) paying the cost of health screening of firefighters for types of cancer and other health problems that are believed to be more common among firefighters than among the general public due to the exposure of firefighters to carcinogens and other toxic gases from fires. Provides that the carcinogen exposure fee must be established by ordinance of the legislative body of the county, city, town, or township served by the fire department. ... View more