Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB642)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), 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 colon cancer 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101774D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB642)
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 (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Finance

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