Workers' compensation; Ombudsman program created. (HB1558)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' compensation; Ombudsman program. Authorizes the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission to create an Ombudsman program and appoint an ombudsman to administer such program. The program's purpose is to provide neutral educational information and assistance to persons who are not represented by an attorney, including those persons who have claims pending or docketed before the Commission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104972D
01/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1558)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/28/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Enrolled
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1558ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1558ER)
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 616 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0616)

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