Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases, review of program. (SB1030)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


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 will become effective if reenacted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. The measure also directs the 2020 Session of the General Assembly, in considering and enacting any legislation relating to workers' compensation and the presumption of compensability for certain cancers, to consider any research, findings, and recommendations from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission's review of the Virginia Workers' Compensation program. The provisions of this bill do not become effective unless reenacted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. The bill incorporates SB 1022, SB 1172, and SB 1528 and is identical to HB 1804. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100983D
10/30/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1030)
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1030)
01/14/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19104842D-S1
01/14/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/14/2019Incorporates SB1022 (Chase)
01/14/2019Incorporates SB1172 (McPike)
01/14/2019Incorporates SB1528 (Vogel)
01/15/2019Incorporates SB1022 (Chase)
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1030S1)
01/22/2019Reported from Finance (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104842D-S1
01/24/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1030S1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106367D-H1
02/04/2019Read third time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106367D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1030H1
02/04/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1030H1)
02/06/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Title replaced 19106367D-H1
02/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1030ER)
02/07/2019Signed by President
02/07/2019Signed by Speaker
02/08/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 8, 2019
02/08/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 15, 2019
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1030ER)
02/15/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 26 (effective - see bill)
02/15/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1022 and SB1528.


Annette Hyde writes:

Why would Sen. Hanger vote against this bill?