Workers' compensation; requires compensation for temporary partial disability up to 13 wks. (HB865)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; temporary partial disability benefits. Provides that the post-injury average weekly wage, in the case of a temporary partial disability of 13 weeks or less, shall be computed by dividing the employee's total earnings during the first two weeks of partial incapacity by two, and that such average is subject to retroactive adjustment for the 90 days preceding an application for an adjustment. If the duration of the partial disability is longer than 13 weeks, it will be computed by dividing the total earnings during the period of partial incapacity by the number of weeks in the period. These provisions apply to commissioned employees, self-employed income, and income from an employer in which the injured worker or a family member has an ownership interest. The provisions may also apply to other employments in the discretion of the Workers' Compensation Commission. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062658256
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2006Assigned to Commerce and Labor sub-committee: Utilities/Employment (Byron)
02/07/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 062751256-H1
02/09/2006Read first time
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062751256-H1
02/10/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute (58-Y 35-N) HB865H1
02/10/2006VOTE: ENGROSSMENT (58-Y 35-N)
02/13/2006Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (55-Y 44-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to Senate
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/06/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Reading of amendments waived
03/07/2006Committee amendments agreed to
03/07/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/07/2006Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006Placed on Calendar
03/09/2006Senate amendments agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB865ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 660 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)