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H 3939 - Exempts injuries sustained by law enforcement in the line of duty from limitations on workers' compensation claims

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Thomas Pope (R)
Last Action: 4/29/2021 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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.

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H 3939 General Bill, By Pope, Hyde, McCravy, McGarry, Bryant, Wheeler, Wooten, Hixon, B. Newton, Blackwell and Weeks
Similar (H 3413)
Summary: Workers' comp
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-1-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF "INJURY" AND "PERSONAL INJURY" IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION, SO AS TO EXEMPT INJURIES SUSTAINED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE LINE OF DUTY FROM CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON CLAIMS FOR INJURY CAUSED BY STRESS, MENTAL INJURY, OR MENTAL ILLNESS.
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02/23/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 9)
02/23/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 9)
04/13/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler
04/14/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wooten, Hixon
04/21/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)
04/22/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton
04/22/21 Scrivener's error corrected
04/27/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Ott, Brawley, Bamberg,Thigpen, Kirby, Pendarvis, Henegan, Rivers, McDaniel, Clyburn, Hosey, Govan, J.L. Johnson, Garvin, Atkinson, Hyde and Jefferson (House Journal-page 92)
04/28/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell, Weeks
04/28/21House Amended (House Journal-page 51)
04/28/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 51)
04/28/21House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-19 (House Journal-page 51)
04/29/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 73)
04/29/21 Scrivener's error corrected
04/29/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
04/29/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)



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