Workers' compensation; time period for filing claim, certain cancers. (SB562)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; time period for filing claim; certain cancers. Provides that the time period for filing a workers' compensation claim for certain cancers is two years after a diagnosis of the disease is first communicated to the employee or within 10 years from the date of the last injurious exposure in employment, whichever first occurs. The bill provides, however, that such claim for benefits shall be barred if an employee is 65 years of age or older, regardless of the date of diagnosis, communication, or last injurious exposure in employment. This bill is identical to HB 1042. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103722D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB562)
01/31/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB562E
02/03/2022Printed as engrossed 22103722D-E
02/04/2022Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB562E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB562ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB562ER)
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 498 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)