HB 864 Workers' compensation; lien by employer on settlement or verdict.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Workers' compensation; lien by employer on settlement or verdict. Provides that an employer's payment of workers' compensation benefits creates not only a subrogation interest, but an actual lien against any proceeds obtained by verdict or settlement from a third party or recovered pursuant to the uninsured or underinsured motorist provisions of a motor vehicle insurance policy carried by the employer. Under current law, the employer has a subrogation interest in a recovery by the employee against a third party that it must enforce independently or perfect prior to verdict. The bill also provides that where the employer must sue to recover on its lien, it is not required to bear any share of the reasonable expenses and reasonable attorney's fees associated with that portion of its lien that is not preserved. This bill is identical to SB 558.

Full text:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 040137256  pdf | impact statement
02/11/04  House: Printed as engrossed 040137256-E  pdf | impact statement
03/19/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB864ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/22/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0914)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 040137256
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/04  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 3-N)
02/02/04  House: Read first time
02/03/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/04/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/05/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/09/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/10/04  House: Read second time
02/10/04  House: Passed by for the day
02/11/04  House: Read second time
02/11/04  House: Amendment by Del. Marrs agreed to
02/11/04  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB864E
02/11/04  House: Printed as engrossed 040137256-E
02/12/04  House: Read third time and passed House (89-Y 11-N)
02/12/04  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 11-N)
02/12/04  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/04  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/04  Senate: Read third time
02/26/04  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/26/04  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/04  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/26/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/04  House: Placed on Calendar
03/01/04  House: Passed by for the day
03/02/04  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (94-Y 2-N)
03/02/04  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N)
03/19/04  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB864ER)
03/19/04  House: Enrolled
03/20/04  House: Signed by Speaker
03/21/04  Senate: Signed by President
04/15/04  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 914 (effective 7/1/04)
04/22/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0914)