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July 03, 2020
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Virginia General Assembly 2020
Updated On: May 05, 2020

The General Assembly is here again and we continue to push for presumption for certain diseases that can be contracted on the job. Here are the three bills that have been presented this year. Please reach out to your representatives here. Lobby day will be on the 21st of January if you are able to make it or if would would like to help please contact us at your local.

Western Region
877-321-2204
ncpsova@cwalocal2204.org

Eastern & Central Region
877-223-2303
ncpsova@cwa2201.org

House Bill 169: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumption; correctional officers. Adds correctional officers to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that certain infectious diseases are compensable occupational diseases.

FULL TEXT
12/26/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102696D  pdf
HISTORY
12/26/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102696D
12/26/19  House: Committee Referral Pending

Senate Bill 265: Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions. Adds correctional officers and full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to presumptions that hypertension, heart disease, and certain infectious diseases are occupational diseases compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act.

FULL TEXT
01/03/20  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102384D  pdf
HISTORY
01/03/20  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102384D
01/03/20  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

House Resolution 29: Study; staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections; report. Establishes a joint committee of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety; and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services to study staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections. The resolution directs the joint committee to conclude its work by November 30, 2020, and to report its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

FULL TEXT
12/30/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102873D  pdf
HISTORY
12/30/19  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102873D
12/30/19  House: Committee Referral Pending


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