Workers' compensation; disease presumption, corrections officers. (SB704)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; disease presumption; corrections officers. Adds correctional officers to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that hypertension and heart disease and certain infectious diseases are occupational diseases compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. Amends § 56-576, of the Code of Virginia.


01/28/2013: Merged into SB774


  • 11/26/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100860D
  • 11/26/2012 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from DPB (SB704)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
  • 01/28/2013 Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB774-Blevins) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)