Workers' compensation; recovering damages from other party. (SB474)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' compensation; recovering damages from other party. Expands the type of persons against whom an injured employee may bring a cause of action to recover damages for injury, occupational disease, or death to include statutory coemployees. The measure provides that a determination of whether a person is a stranger to the employer's work shall be made without regard to whether the person was performing work that is part of the trade, business, or occupation of the injured employee's employer. The measure affirms that an "other party" shall not include the injured employee's employer or a fellow employee. Amends § 65.2-309, § 65.2-800, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102184D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB474)
01/18/2016Stricken from docket by Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB207.