SB 558 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 pay 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 HB 864.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 047573780  pdf | impact statement
02/12/04  Senate: Printed as engrossed 047573780-E  pdf | impact statement
03/24/04  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB558ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/23/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0941)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 047573780
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/04  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/12/04  Senate: Read second time
02/12/04  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/12/04  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB558E
02/12/04  Senate: Printed as engrossed 047573780-E
02/13/04  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/04  Senate: Communicated to House
02/16/04  House: Placed on Calendar
02/16/04  House: Read first time
02/16/04  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/02/04  House: Reported from C. & L. with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
03/04/04  House: Read second time
03/05/04  House: Read third time
03/05/04  House: Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/04  House: Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/04  House: Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/04  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/04  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/04  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
03/24/04  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB558ER)
03/24/04  Senate: Enrolled
03/26/04  Senate: Signed by President
03/27/04  House: Signed by Speaker
04/15/04  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 941 (effective 7/1/04)
04/23/04  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0941)