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House Bill 1313

House Bill 1313

ARCHIVE (2002)

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DIGEST OF HB 1313 (Updated February 4, 2002 6:41 PM - DI 96)

Worker's and unemployment compensation. Provides for changes to benefits due for worker's compensation. Changes assessments to the second injury fund for injured employees, and establishes the second injury fund for occupational diseases. Provides for 10% interest from the date of filing an application for an adjustment of claim concerning the payment of workers' compensation. Provides that an employee who: (1) has an injury or occupational disease that results in a temporary total disability or a temporary partial impairment; and (2) is capable of performing work with permanent limitations or restrictions that prevent the employee from returning to the position the employee held before the employee's injury or occupational disease may receive compensation for the difference in average weekly earnings lost. Limits disabled from trade compensation and establishes a cap on compensation. Reduces worker's compensation to the employee by 15% for failure to use certain safety appliances or the failure to obey certain safety requirements (instead of denying compensation altogether), and increases compensation by 30% when the employer fails to comply with safety methods or to install or maintain safety appliances. Provides that unemployment benefits retroactive to the date of the beginning of a strike subject to the maximum benefit periods due may be paid to a striking individual when the employer shuts down operations. Provides that certain strike related benefits are not considered remuneration for purposes of computing deductible income for unemployment benefits, repeals the one week waiting period for benefits, and changes the base period used to compute benefits. Raises the unemployment compensation maximum wage credits. Establishes work sharing and job training unemployment compensation benefits. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
Passed 2nd reading - first House
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