Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB352)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the colon, brain, and 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 them. The measure also reduces, from 12 years to five years, the minimum number of years of continuous service that such firefighters and other employees are required to have completed in order to qualify for the presumption that such a condition is an occupational disease suffered in the line of duty. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103123D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB352)
01/29/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Continued to 2019 in Finance (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Finance