Workers' compensation; employer's lien, third party actions. (HB1659)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; employer's lien; third party actions. Requires that the Workers' Compensation Commission and the injured employee approve of any arbitration, including any associated with the employer's lien. The measure also prohibits an employer from initiating a proceeding to recover its lien against any party other than an employee without prior notice to the Commission and the injured employee. In any such proceeding, the injured employee or the personal representative or dependents of the deceased employee shall be permitted to intervene as a matter of right. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100980D
01/05/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1659)
01/24/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104456D-H1
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104456D-H1
01/27/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1659H1
01/28/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1659H1)
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1659ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1659ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 288 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)