SB 889 Temporary workers' compensation benefits.
Jackson E. Reasor, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes
| add to my profiles

Summary:
Temporary workers' compensation benefits. Permits an employer to initiate temporary workers' compensation payments to an injured worker without an admission of liability under the Workers' Compensation Act. Under the bill, such payments may ensue upon the employer's (or its insurer) sending of a notice of temporary compensation payable to the claimant and the Workers' Compensation Commission. The bill requires the Commission, upon receipt of such notice, to notify the claimant that (i) the payment of temporary compensation does not mean that the employer is accepting responsibility for the injury or that a workers' compensation claim has been filed; (ii) the payment of temporary compensation entitles the claimant to a maximum of six weeks of compensation; and (iii) the claimant must file a claim for benefits in a timely fashion or enter into an agreement with the employer to ensure continuation of compensation payments. An additional notice from the employer to the employee must be given stating that the employee must file a claim for benefits in a timely fashion to ensure continuation of benefits after the six-week period concludes.

Full text:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6434727  pdf
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6434727-E  pdf
02/15/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8174727-H1  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/20/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD6434727
01/20/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/06/95  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with amendment (13-Y 2-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time
02/07/95  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/07/95  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD6434727-E
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (34-Y 4-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (34-Y 4-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD8174727-H1
02/15/95  House: Reported from L. & C. with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
02/16/95  House: Read second time
02/16/95  House: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/16/95  House: Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/21/95  House: No action taken by Commerce and Labor by voice vote