Workers' compensation; civil penalties, collection costs. (HB458)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; civil penalties; collection costs. Increases the maximum civil penalty that may be assessed against an employer for failure to obtain workers' compensation insurance or provide evidence of compliance with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act to $50,000. Currently, noncompliant employers are subject to a civil penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000. The measure provides that, subject to the maximum, the penalty for each day of noncompliance will range from $100 to $250. The measure also provides that (i) civil penalties will be allocated equally between the Workers' Compensation Commission's administrative fund and the Uninsured Employer's Fund and (ii) the Commission may add the costs of collecting the civil penalty to the aggregate civil penalty, with the collected costs to be paid into the administrative fund.


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101627D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB458)
01/16/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Read first time
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB458E
01/21/2014Printed as engrossed 14101627D-E
01/22/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB458)
01/23/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB458E)
02/17/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB458ER)
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB458ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 204 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)