Workers' compensation; employer's lien, third party actions. (SB1175)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101049D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1175)
01/23/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104602D-S1
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104602D-S1
01/26/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1175S1
01/27/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1175S1)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/07/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1175ER)
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1175ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 81 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)