Workers' compensation; suitably equipped automobile for incapacitated employee. (SB1201)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; suitably equipped automobile. Authorizes the Workers' Compensation Commission to require an employer to provide funds for the purchase of a suitably equipped automobile for an incapacitated employee if it finds that it is medically necessary and that modifications to the employee's automobile are not technically feasible or will cost more than the funds available for a replacement automobile. The total of the costs of the automobile and of any bedside lifts, adjustable beds, and modification of the employee's principal home are limited to $42,000, which is the amount of the existing cap on expenses for modifications to the injured employee's automobile and home. Amends § 65.2-603, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101912D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1201)
01/23/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2017Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read second time
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Enrolled
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1201ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1201ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 491 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

WE WOULD CALL THC OIL THAT THIS DRUG ALLOWS FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES THAT HAVE BEEN OUT LINED IN THIS DRUG, WOULD YOU HAVE A 64% LOWER USAGE OF DRUGS THAT WOULD HAVE SOME TYPE OF OPIOIDS IN THEM. AND IN MY MIND, THAT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFIT. WHEN YOU SEE ALL THE BILLS THAT HAVE COME FORWARD IN THIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TRYING TO DEAL
ORAL HEALTH. IT'S JUST VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR OVERALL HEALTH. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL TODAY. VISIT IN MR. JEFFERSON'S I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE CAPITOL. SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM THE VIRGINIA DENTAL HYGIENIST ASSOCIATION THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE) FLVMENT.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): IS THERE ANY OTHER BUSINESS FOR THE MORNING HOUR? SEEING NONE, THE CLERK WILL PLEASE CALL THE CALENDAR.

[Unknown]: SENATE CLERN DAR -- CALENDAR FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY, 27th, 2017. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR ON HOUSE BILL THIRD READING, HOUSE BIG 1521, A BILL RELATING TO THE CONFORMITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S TAXATION SYSTEM WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
SENATE BILL 991. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville): THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEWPORT NEWS, MR. YANCEY.

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News): THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. SENATE BILL IS TANTAMOUNT TO HOUSE BILL 643 WHICH DEALT WITH REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS OF SECURITY DEPOSITS. I MOVE THE HOUSE ENGROSS THE BILL.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING TO PAGE 4 OF THE PRINTED CALENDAR. SENATE BILL THIRD READING. NEXT UP, SENATE BILL 1074 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT TWO