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SB 9

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed Senate Feb 05, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 28, 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 his position in order to qualify. This bill incorporates SB 58, SB 381, and SB 531 and is identical to HB 783.

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. The bill incorporates SB 58, SB 381, and SB 531.

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 diseasecovered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefightersand certain employees develop the cancer. The measure removes thecompensability requirement that the employee who develops cancerhad contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty.

Bill Sponsors (20)

Richard L. Saslaw

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 35
Primary

John A. Cosgrove, Jr.

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 14
Cosponsor

Jeremy S. McPike

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Cosponsor

Jill Holtzman Vogel

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 27
Cosponsor

George L. Barker

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 39
Cosponsor

Jennifer B. Boysko

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 33
Cosponsor

R. Creigh Deeds

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 25
Cosponsor

Bill DeSteph

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 8
Cosponsor

Adam P. Ebbin

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 30
Cosponsor

Emmett W. Hanger, Jr.

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 24
Cosponsor

Ghazala F. Hashmi

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Cosponsor

Janet D. Howell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 32
Cosponsor

Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 6
Cosponsor

David W. Marsden

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 37
Cosponsor

T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 1
Cosponsor

Jennifer L. McClellan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

Mark J. Peake

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 22
Cosponsor

J. Chapman Petersen

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 34
Cosponsor

Lionell Spruill, Sr.

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 5
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 27, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 499 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB9ER)

Senate

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 28, 2020

House

Committee amendment agreed to

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)

House

Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)

House

Engrossed by House as amended

House

Read third time

Feb 27, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 25, 2020

House

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

Feb 18, 2020

House

Read first time

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 04, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB9S2)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB9S2

Senate

Title replaced 20107320D-S2

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to (28-Y 12-N)

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute rejected 20105713D-S1

Senate

Read second time

Feb 03, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 0-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20107320D-S2

Jan 24, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB9S1)

Jan 13, 2020

Senate

Incorporates SB58 (Cosgrove)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20105713D-S1

Senate

Incorporates SB531 (Vogel)

Senate

Incorporates SB381 (McPike)

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 1-N)

Nov 18, 2019

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100504D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (SB9S1) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB9S1) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB9S2) HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB9ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0499) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB9AHE HTML
Amendment: SB9AH HTML

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