Workers' compensation; tolling of statute of limitations. (HB2022)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; filing of claim. Provides that if an employer has received notice of an accident resulting in compensable injury to an employee and the employer has paid compensation or wages to such employee during incapacity for work resulting from such injury or the employer has failed to file the report of said accident with the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission or otherwise has under a workers' compensation plan or insurance policy furnished or caused to be furnished medical service to such employee, the statute of limitations applicable to the filing of a claim shall be tolled until the last day for which such payment of compensation or wages or furnishment of medical services is provided and that occurs more than six months after the date of accident. The measure provides that no such payment of wages or workers' compensation benefits or furnishment of medical service occurring after the expiration of the statute of limitations applies to this provision. The measure also provides that (i) if the employer has failed to file a first report, the statute of limitations shall be tolled during the duration thereof until the employer filed the first report of accident and (ii) if more than one of the above tolling provisions applies, whichever of those causes the longer period of tolling shall apply. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101117D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2022)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106072D-H1
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2019Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/01/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106072D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2022H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2022H1)
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2022ER)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2022ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)