Bills Assigned to Keyword - Workers' Comp (9)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 1/27/2023


H 3192 Establishes a presumption that a first responder who contracts COVID-19 is entitled to workers' compensation benefitsSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a presumption that a first responder, health care provider or correctional officers who contracts COVID-19 is entitled to workers' compensation benefits as an occupational disease. 
Sponsor: Russell Fry House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
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H 3413 Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitation on workers' compensation claimsSummary of the bill as introduced: Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitation on workers' compensation claims for injury caused by stress, mental injury or mental illness.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Workers' Comp
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H 3939 Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitations on workers' compensation claims04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment specifies the events a first responder must experience and the standards by which a PTSD diagnosis must be made. Also, first responders can file a workers’ compensation claim due to a PTSD diagnosis, the amendment requires a claimant to first exhaust PTSD treatment services through the SCLEAP and SCFFAST program. 04.05.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The strike all and insert amendment only allows PTSD to be a covered diagnosis. 04.20.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment further defines first responder and significant traumatic experience. The amendment also excludes first responders who have been diagnosed with the listed disorders as defined by the DSM.04.15.2021 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitations on workers' compensation claims for injury caused by stress, mental injury or mental illness.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary Status Date: 4/20/2022
Keywords: Workers' Comp
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H 4321 Makes the filing of a notice form of action against a third party in a workers' compensation claim permissive05.03.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the filing period from one to 2 years.04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.13.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies third party action and updates the failure to notify language.04.05.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.03.08.2022 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.24.2022 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes the filing of a notice form of action against a third party in a workers' compensation claim permissive.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Committee Amendment Adopted Status Date: 5/10/2022
Keywords: Workers' Comp
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S 0094 Excludes certain limitations on workers' compensation for a first responder diagnosed with PTSD03.09.2021 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.04.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment defines PTSD diagnosis standards and the specific circumstances that constitute a “significant traumatic experience or situation.” 03.02.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.25.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation do not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/11/2021
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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S 0282 Excludes certain limitations on workers' compensation for a first responder diagnosed with PTSD03.02.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.25.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over. Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Young (ch), Sabb, Matthews, Garrett, M.Johnson Status Date: 2/16/2021
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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S 0366 Clarifies that supplied medical treatment for a workers' compensation disability lessens the period of disability 03.15.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.01.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes all of Section 1 of the bill, specifies the types of records admissible in a workers' compensation hearing and affords an adverse party to cross-examine a health care provider.03.25.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee adjourned before they could take up the bill for debate.Summary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that supplied medical treatment for a workers' compensation disability lessens the period of disability. 
Sponsor: Scott Talley House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary Status Date: 3/16/2022
Keywords: Workers' Comp
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S 0402 Excludes certain limitations on workers' compensation for a first responder diagnosed with PTSD03.02.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.25.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that a limitation on stress, mental injuries and mental illness for workers' compensation does not apply to a first responder diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sponsor: Penry Gustafson House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Young (ch), Sabb, Matthews, Garrett, M.Johnson Status Date: 2/17/2021
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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S 0902 Allows employees to seek compensation for adverse health conditions or death caused by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccineSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows employees to seek compensation for adverse health conditions or death caused by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 12/6/2021
Keywords: Senate Workers' Comp
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