Workers' compensation; injuries presumed to be in course of employment, unless evidence to contrary. (HB1305)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 clarifies that the presumption applies when the employee's inability to testify pertains to testimony about the circumstances of the accident. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100110D
08/09/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1305)
01/10/2013Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Committee substitute printed 13104004D-H1
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1305H1)
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104004D-H1
01/22/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1305H1
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1305ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1305ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 169 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)


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 40 seconds.