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HB2207

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.

Status:
Passed

Chief Patron:
Jay Jones (D)

Session:
2021 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.

Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, and correctional officers is an occupational disease compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. The bill provides that the COVID-19 virus is established by a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19, an incubation period consistent with COVID-19, and signs and symptoms of COVID-19 that require medical treatment. The bill provides that such presumption applies to any death or disability occurring on or after March 12, 2020, caused by infection from the COVID-19 virus, provided that for any such death or disability that occurred on or after March 12, 2020, and prior to December 31, 2021, the claimant received a diagnosis of COVID-19 from a licensed physician, after either a presumptive positive test or a laboratory confirmed test for COVID-19, and presented with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 that required medical treatment. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/13/2021 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100861D
  • 01/13/2021 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/18/2021 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 01/19/2021 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
  • 01/21/2021 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (21-Y 1-N)
  • 01/21/2021 - House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/22/2021 - House: Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
  • 01/22/2021 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB2207)
  • 01/29/2021 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
  • 01/29/2021 - House: Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2021 - House: Read first time
  • 02/03/2021 - House: Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/04/2021 - House: Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02/04/2021 - House: VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02/05/2021 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/05/2021 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/05/2021 - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/15/2021 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/15/2021 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 21200212D-S1
  • 02/15/2021 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
  • 02/17/2021 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/17/2021 - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Read third time
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 21200212D-S1
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2207S1
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/18/2021 - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/18/2021 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB2207S1)
  • 02/22/2021 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/22/2021 - House: Senate substitute rejected by House 21200212D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
  • 02/22/2021 - House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)
  • 02/23/2021 - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
  • 02/23/2021 - Senate: Senate requested conference committee
  • 02/24/2021 - House: House acceded to request
  • 02/24/2021 - House: Conferees appointed by House
  • 02/24/2021 - House: Delegates: Hurst, Jones, Kilgore
  • 02/25/2021 - Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
  • 02/25/2021 - Senate: Senators: Saslaw, Newman, Barker
  • 02/27/2021 - Conference: Amended by conference committee
  • 02/27/2021 - House: Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02/27/2021 - House: VOTE: Agreed To (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02/27/2021 - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)