SB 1489 Workers' compensation; presumption that death or disease due to coal pneumoconiosis.
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Summary as introduced:
Workers' compensation; presumption that death or disease due to coal pneumoconiosis. Specifies that the standards prescribed by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for determining whether the death or total disability of an employee was due to pneumoconiosis or any chronic occupational lung disease shall not be inconsistent with the standards prescribed by the federal Secretary of Health and Human Services under the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act as amended by 1556(a) of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, in order to ensure that repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not alter the standards required in the Commonwealth. The measure also incorporates presumptions regarding death or disability from pneumoconiosis that are codified at 30 U.S.C. 921(c)(3) and (4).

Full text:
01/18/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17104144D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/18/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17104144D
01/18/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N)