05RS HB106


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HB 106 (BR 352) - R. Webb, H. Cornett, L. Clark, T. Couch, C. Embry Jr, C. Meade, R. Nelson, A. Smith, B. Smith, T. Thompson, J. Wayne, R. Wilkey, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to workers' compensation.
     Amend KRS 342.316 to delete consensus procedure for coal-related occupational pneumoconiosis claims and require submission of two "B" reader x-ray interpretations; amend 342.732 to permit miners aged 52, rather than 57, to elect cash benefits in lieu of retraining; amend 342.792 to permit filing and reopening of claims with last exposure occurring between December 12, 1996, and effective date of the Act by December 12, 2005, or within the limits of 342.316, whichever is longer; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 342 to change reference from coal workers' pneumoconiosis to coal-related occupational pneumoconiosis; repeal KRS 342.794, relating to the "B" reader list.

     Jan 5-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Labor and Industry (H)

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