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H 3352 - Makes workers' compensation settlement agreements unenforceable if they are conditioned on the release of certain legal claims by the injured employee

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson (D)
Last Action: 1/17/2019 - House - Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: McCravy
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes workers' compensation settlement agreements unenforceable if they are conditioned on the release of certain legal claims by the injured employee or his dependents.

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H 3352 General Bill, By Bernstein
Summary: Workers' Comp settlement agreements
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-17-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE WORKERS' COMPENSATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS ARE UNENFORCEABLE TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE CONDITIONED UPON THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN LEGAL CLAIMS BY THE INJURED EMPLOYEE OR HIS DEPENDENTS; AND TO PROVIDE THE OFFER OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS THAT INCLUDE SUCH CONDITIONS CONSTITUTES BAD FAITH PER SE.
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12/18/18House Prefiled
12/18/18House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/08/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 207)
01/08/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 207)
01/15/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bernstein
01/16/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCravy
01/17/19House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: McCravy



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