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June 20, 2017
"With this bill, the state will finally be stepping up to guarantee that out brave volunteers have the protection that they need… all firefighters put their lives on the line to ensure that we're safe, and no firefighter-paid or volunteer-should be left out in the cold if he or she develops cancer," said Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health and the Subcommittee on Women's Health, in support of legislation she authored to create the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act to provide volunteer firefighters who develop certain forms of cancer with enhanced disability benefits. A.711B