Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (HB1804)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), and Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters and certain employees develop the cancer. The measure removes the compensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer encountered a toxic substance in the line of duty. Amends § 65.2-402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/18/2019: In Subcommittee


12/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101591D
12/28/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1804)
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement

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