Lawmakers to Attempt Once more With COVID-19 Presumption Invoice| Employees Compensation Information

Thursday, December 17, 2020 | 482 | 0 | 60 min read

A bipartisan group of South Carolina lawmakers is trying again with a COVID-19 bill to compensate frontline workers.

“These first responders have been with us through thick and thin, helping our communities across the state and in the circumstances they need help. We must do our best,” said Russell Fry, Rep. Russell Fry, R-Surfside Beach, a Columbia told -TV channel.

House Bill 3192 was pre-filed last week with 12 sponsors listed but the law text is not yet available. A summary shows that the measure would assume that coronavirus disease is work-related for first aiders, healthcare workers and correctional officers.

A similar bill was tabled earlier this year as the pandemic spread across the country. But because the legislature was shortened to ensure social distancing and contain the spread, many bills never made it to the vote, Fry said.

The General Assembly will meet on January 12th. Firefighters said they plan to stand up for lawmakers in the meantime.

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