With just five legislative days remaining on the calendar, some ACCG priorities, as well as other matters significant to counties, remain under consideration by the Legislature. Take a look at this week's Legislative Update for the current status of these important issues.
Firefighter Supplemental Cancer Insurance Receives Final Passage
This week the House gave final approval to
which requires supplemental cancer insurance coverage for all firefighters including volunteers. This legislation will now go to the Governor’s desk for his signature. The required coverage begins in January of 2018. Local governments will need to plan for this new expense in next year’s budget. ACCG will be providing counties with more information about the requirements of this legislation and ways to minimize costs.