Workers' compensation; alternative dispute resolution systems agreed to in certain agreements. (HB2219)

Introduced By

Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), and Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; alternative dispute resolution. Authorizes an employer primarily engaged in the construction business and a collective bargaining representative of its employees, with which the employer has a signatory agreement, to negotiate a dispute resolution system, which may include mediation and binding arbitration. The system would be an alternative to dispute resolution procedures in the Workers' Compensation Act. Such agreements may also address the use of an agreed list of health care providers for treatment and examinations, light duty and return-to-work programs, and vocational rehabilitation or retraining. Settlements must be approved by the Workers' Compensation Commission. Arbitration decisions may be reviewed in the same manner as decisions of deputy commissioners. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2007Committee
01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070125212
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2219)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1013.