Workers' compensation; employer's duty when employee incapable of work. (SB345)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; cost of automobile. Authorizes the Workers' Compensation Commission, in awards entered for incapacity for work and upon determination by the treating physician and the Commission that it is medically necessary, to require an employer to provide up to $42,000 for the purchase by the employee of a suitably equipped automobile. Such payment may be required if modifications to or equipment for the employee's automobile are not appropriate. The provision of funds for an automobile under this measure is separate from the $42,000 aggregate cap on expenses for modifications to or equipment for the employee's automobile and for bedside lifts, adjustable beds, and modification of the employee's principal home consisting of ramps, handrails, doorway alterations, or any appliances prescribed by the treating physician. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102147D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB345)
02/01/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only16104827D-S1
02/01/2016Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)