Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (HB44)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)


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 or 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 »


01/23/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/21/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101413D
11/21/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB44)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB783-Askew)
01/23/2020Incorporated by Labor and Commerce (HB783-Askew)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB783.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Yet more unfair to private employees potential big expenses. Where is the concern for private employees? What is the potential financial impact to the state? Why so little concern for the consequences?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

I'm not sure what a "private employee" is, but this bill is nothing but fair to employees. If you meant "private employer," this bill addresses only public employees: police and firefighters. The fiscal impact to the state is documented in great detail in the fiscal impact statement.