Workers' compensation; presumption that certain injuries are work related. (HB1475)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption that injury arises out of employment.  Creates a presumption that a workplace injury results from an accident arising out of employment for purposes of the Workers' Compensation Act if the employee is found dead or to have incurred a brain injury resulting from external mechanical force that impairs the employee's brain function to such an extent that the employee is incapable of recalling the relevant circumstances of the accident. A judicially created presumption currently exists when an employee is found dead as the result of an accident at his place of work and there is no evidence offered to show what caused the death or to show that he was not engaged in his employer's business at the time. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/09/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101588D
12/09/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1475)
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/20/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Committee substitute printed 11104298D-H1
01/24/2011Read first time
01/25/2011Read second time
01/25/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104298D-H1
01/25/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1475H1
01/26/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1475H1)
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105305D-S1
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1475S1)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105305D-S1
02/17/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1475S1
02/17/2011Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Placed on Calendar
02/21/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105305D-S1 (99-Y 0-N )
02/21/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1475ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1475ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 229 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0229)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB823.