Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB1022)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 had contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty. The bill was incorporated into SB 1030. Read the Bill »


01/14/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


09/24/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100438D
09/24/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1022)
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1022)
01/14/2019Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1030-Cosgrove) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1030 and SB1528.


Annette Hyde writes:

Why would Sen. Hanger vote against this bill?

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