06RS HB388


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HB 388 (BR 1222) - J. Arnold Jr

     AN ACT relating to workers' compensation and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 342.122 to require the Workers' Compensation Funding Commission, by June 30, to establish a special fund assessment rate, and on or before October 1 of each year to notify all insurance carriers writing workers' compensation insurance in the state, including group and individual self-insured employers, of rates to become effective January 1 of each year unless rates are modified by the General Assembly; amend KRS 342.1242, beginning 2006, to change the date that the funding commission determines the assets of the coal workers' pneumoconiosis fund and sets assessment rates, from September 1 to June 30, and require notice of rates changes be given no later than October 1 instead of December 1 of the year preceding the rate change; amend KRS 342.1224 to change the membership of the funding commission to include the secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, or designee, instead of the commissioner of the Department of Labor.


     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions of this Act; require an employer's liability for medical services in a workers' compensation claim to cease when the claimant becomes eligible for federal Medicare benefits or reaches age 65, whichever occurs later.

     Jan 18-introduced in House
     Jan 19-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Jan 27-posted in committee
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 9, 2006
     Feb 9-3rd reading, passed 94-0
     Feb 10-received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 16-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent Bill
     Mar 21-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 22, 2006; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 22-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 23-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 24-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 124)

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