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News Release

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2018

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Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121
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Governor Chris Sununu Statement on SB 541

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement on SB 541, Establishing a fund to reimburse costs associated with firefighters who have cancer and establishing a commission to study the funding and operations of the presumption under workers' compensation requiring the reimbursement of costs associated with firefighters who have cancer:

"New Hampshire is deeply appreciative of our state's firefighters who put their safety at risk and are often exposed to chemicals and substances that increase their risk of cancer in order to keep their neighbors and our communities safe. SB 541 has been an important priority for my administration, and we must provide these courageous Granite Staters and their families the protections they need and the peace of mind they deserve. I'm proud to have had the opportunity to work with our state's firefighters to move this critical legislation forward. The bill will now go to a Committee of Conference and I look forward to working with members of the House and Senate to fulfill an overdue promise to protect those who protect us."

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