Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. (SB5066)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, and health care providers is an occupational disease compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. The provisions of the bill will be effective retroactive to January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200639D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
08/19/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20200896D-S1
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5022 (Kiggans)
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5097 (Vogel)
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5104 (Deeds)
08/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
08/25/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB5066)
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5066S1)
09/09/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
11/10/2020Left in Finance and Appropriations