VA HB44 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 21 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-11-21 - Committee Referral Pending
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


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 measure removes the compensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer had contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty.

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Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.



2019-11-21HouseCommittee Referral Pending
2019-11-21HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101413D

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652402(n/a)See Bill Text

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