Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB1275)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Provides that the occupational disease presumption for death caused by hypertension or heart disease will apply for salaried or volunteer emergency medical services personnel who have at least five years of service and are operating in a locality that has legally adopted a resolution declaring that it will provide one or more of such presumptions. The provisions of the bill do not apply to any individual who was diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease before July 1, 2021. This bill is identical to HB 1818. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101397D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1275)
01/25/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103758D-S1
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1275S1)
02/02/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103758D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1275ES1
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21103758D-ES1
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/11/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200127D-H1
02/11/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1275ES1)
02/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1275H1)
02/12/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee substitute rejected 21200127D-H1
02/19/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2021Amendment by Delegate Heretick agreed to
02/19/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2021Passed House with amendment (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/23/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1275ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1275ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 437 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0437)