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HB 783

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 04, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 27, 2020
  • Governor

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.

Abstract

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters or certain employees develop the cancer. The presumption shall not apply for any individual who was diagnosed with one of the conditions before July 1, 2020. The measure removes the compensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer had contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty. The bill also reduces the number of years of service needed to qualify for the presumption from 12 to five for various types of cancer. For hypertension or heart disease, the bill adds a requirement that an individual complete five years of service in their position in order to qualify. This bill is identical to SB 9.

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensabilityfor certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testesto the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefightersor certain employees develop the cancer. The measure removes thecompensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer hadcontact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Alex Q. Askew

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 85
Primary

Emily M. Brewer

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 64
Cosponsor

Paul E. Krizek

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Cosponsor

David A. Reid

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 32
Cosponsor

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

Glenn R. Davis

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 84
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

John J. McGuire, III

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 56
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Kathleen Murphy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 34
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 27, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 498 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 04, 2020

House

Enrolled

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB783ER)

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)

Feb 17, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 04, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB783EH1)

Feb 03, 2020

House

Committee substitute on Labor and Commerce agreed to 20106358D-H1

House

Read second time

House

Committee amendment on Appropriations agreed to

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB783EH1

House

Printed as engrossed 20106358D-EH1

Jan 31, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 29, 2020

House

Reported from Appropriations with amendment (18-Y 0-N)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 28, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 0-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 24, 2020

House

Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB783H1)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Incorporates HB1536 (Wyatt)

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Incorporates HB733 (Reid)

House

Incorporates HB121 (Carroll Foy)

House

Incorporates HB44 (Brewer)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 20106358D-H1

Jan 21, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

Jan 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB783)

Jan 16, 2020

House

Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101850D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB783) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB783H1) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB783EH1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB783ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB783AH HTML

Sources

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