HB 1659 Workers' compensation; employer's lien, third party actions.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Workers' compensation; employer's lien; third party actions. Requires that any arbitration proceeding regarding the exercise of an employer's right of subrogation to an employee's claim against a third party shall be limited solely to arbitrating the amount and validity of the employer's lien and shall not affect the employee's rights in any way. Such arbitration shall not be held unless (i) any contested expenses remaining have been submitted to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission (the Commission) for a determination of their validity and the Commission has made such determination of validity prior to the commencement of the arbitration; (ii) prior to the commencement of such arbitration the employer has provided the injured employee and his attorney, if any, with an itemization of the expenses associated with the lien that is the subject of the arbitration; (iii) upon receipt of the itemization of the lien, the employee shall have 21 days to provide a written objection to any expenses included in the lien to the employer, and if the employee does not do so any objections to the lien to be arbitrated shall be deemed waived; and (iv) the employer shall have 14 days after receipt of the written objection to notify the employee of any contested expenses that the employer does not agree to remove from the lien, and if the employer does not do so any itemized expense objected to by the employee shall be deemed withdrawn and not included in the arbitration. This bill is identical to SB 1175.

Full text:
01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100980D  pdf | impact statement
01/24/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104456D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1659ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)  pdf

Status:
01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100980D
01/05/17  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/17  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104456D-H1
01/26/17  House: Read first time
01/27/17  House: Read second time
01/27/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104456D-H1
01/27/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1659H1
01/30/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/17  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Read third time
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Enrolled
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1659ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 288 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0288)