HB2018: Workers' compensation; coverage for trainees at criminal justice training academies.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2018

Offered January 9, 2013
Prefiled January 9, 2013
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 65.2 a section numbered 65.2-106, relating to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act; trainees of criminal justice training academies.
Patron-- Garrett

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 65.2 a section numbered 65.2-106 as follows:

65.2-106. Criminal justice training academy trainees.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any individual who receives training at a criminal justice training academy established pursuant to Article 5 ( 15.2-1747 et seq.) of Chapter 17 of Title 15.2 shall not be deemed an employee of the criminal justice training academy. A criminal justice training academy shall have no liability to provide coverage or benefits under this title to any individual receiving training at the academy.

B. The employer that arranges for an individual to be trained at a criminal justice training academy shall provide coverage and benefits under this title to the individual during the period the individual is receiving training at the academy.