Workers' compensation; disease presumption, corrections officers. (SB704)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' compensation; disease presumption; corrections officers. Adds correctional officers to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that hypertension and heart disease and certain infectious diseases are occupational diseases compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. Amends § 56-576, of the Code of Virginia.

Status

01/28/2013: Merged into SB774

History

  • 11/26/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100860D
  • 11/26/2012 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB704)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB774-Blevins) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

In the News

Sen. Puckett Expresses Concern Over Funding

January 13, 2013
As the General Assembly convened for its 2013 session, Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Tazewell, said his top priorities are to increase funding for K-12 education in southwestern Virginia and authorize local governments to levy a severance tax on coal.