Workers' compensation; modifications to employee's home and automobile. (HB1705)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; modifications to employee's home and automobile. Authorizes the Workers' Compensation Commission, in awards entered for incapacity for work, to require the employer to furnish and maintain modifications to or equipment for the injured employee's automobile. Such awards may be made upon the determination by the treating physician and the Commission that they are medically necessary. Such an award may be in addition to currently authorized awards for bedside lifts, adjustable beds, and home modifications. The measure also increases the maximum aggregate cost of all such items and modifications on account of any one accident from $25,000 to $50,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102214D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1705)
01/18/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/20/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Read first time
01/25/2011Read second time
01/25/2011Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1705E
01/25/2011Printed as engrossed 11102214D-E
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 (HB1705E)
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1705ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1705ER)
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.