Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

New laws effective July 1 benefit first responders, emergency services

 


(NASHVILLE) June 29, 2022 – New laws will go into effect on July 1 in Tennessee to support first responders and emergency services. Among these include legislation that expands benefits for firefighters, strengthens protections for police and service animals and secures crucial funding for ground ambulance services statewide.

More workers compensation benefits for firefighters

On July 1, legislation sponsored by Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) expands benefits for firefighters injured in the line of duty. Under existing law, the Barry Brady Act allows firefight...



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