Workers' compensation; injuries presumed to be in course of employment. (HB137)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; injuries presumed to be in course of employment.  Revises the provision enacted in 2011 that created a presumption, in the absence of a preponderance of evidence to the contrary, that an injury is work related if an employee is physically or mentally unable to testify and there is unrebutted prima facie evidence that the injury was work related. This measure substitutes the phrase "arose out of and were in the course of employment" for "were work related." Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2012Committee
01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101417D
01/04/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Read first time
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB137)
01/20/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/23/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/27/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Enrolled
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB137ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB137ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House rejected Governor's recommendation (39-Y 55-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: REJECTED (39-Y 55-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Communicated to Governor
05/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 841 (effective 7/1/12)
05/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0841)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.