Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB9)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 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. The bill establishes a five-year service requirement to qualify for a presumption that hypertension or heart disease are an occupational disease, and reduces from twelve to five years the service requirement to qualify for a presumption that cancer is an occupational disease. The bill incorporates SB 58, SB 381, and SB 531. Read the Bill »


02/18/2020: In Committee


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100504D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2020Incorporates SB58 (Cosgrove)
01/13/2020Incorporates SB381 (McPike)
01/13/2020Incorporates SB531 (Vogel)
01/13/2020Committee substitute printed 20105713D-S1
01/13/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB9S1)
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB9S1)
01/30/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107320D-S2
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB9S2)
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute rejected 20105713D-S1
02/04/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Title replaced 20107320D-S2
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB9S2
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB733.

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