ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Workers
06-10-2021 - 18:02:13

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Track: Workers' Compensation   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1488   
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Authorizes the establishment of COVID-19 as an occupational disease with regard to workers' compensation benefit eligibility.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 02-10-21 H Filed
02-10-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-22-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-23-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-23-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
02-25-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H [H] 20210301/-1/21233 (13:31:06)
03-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 74/N: 9)
03-01-21 H Emergency clause adopted
03-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-10-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-11-21 S Emergency clause adopted
03-12-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 353 )


HB 1935   
Wing, Carlton (R) Makes emergency responders with qualifying conditions eligible for compensation for PTSD for which a qualifying event, as defined, was the major cause; limits claims to three in a lifetime.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Filed
04-14-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-20-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 11:00 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor


SB 16   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Amends the Workers' Compensation Law as it applies to employers, employees and first responders under COVID-19.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 17   
Sullivan, Dan (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Provides civil immunity to businesses that remain open during COVID-19 and act in good faith while attempting to comply with health and safety directives issued by the Governor or the Secretary of Health.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 12-16-20 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-05-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 47   
Joint Budget Appropriates funds to the Department of Labor and Licensing, Workers' Compensation Commission for 2021-2022 operations.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-05-21 S Filed
01-11-21 S Introduced and referred to Joint Budget
01-26-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass Joint Budget
01-27-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
01-27-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
01-27-21 S Emergency clause adopted
01-27-21 H Received in the House - Referred to calendar
01-28-21 H Placed on the House calendar
01-28-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
01-28-21 H Emergency clause adopted
02-01-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
02-03-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 34 )


SB 507   
Garner, Trent (R) Requires workers' compensation rules to reimburse at the lesser of the billed charges or 100 percent of Medicare allowable amount for durable medical equipment and supplies when they are not included in the fee schedule.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-09-21 S Filed
03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-19-21 S Referred to interim committee or ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
06-08-21 S Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 76


SB 530   
Wallace, David (R)
Ladyman, Jack (R)
Decreases the amount of a workers' compensation third-party liability that an employer, carrier, or (newly added) self-insured carrier is entitled to, from two-thirds to one-half of the proceeds that remain after payment of costs.
Position: Our Package
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Filed
03-15-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-22-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-29-21 S On floor for consideration
03-29-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 12/Y: 19)
03-29-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
03-31-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-05-21 S Re-referred to committee S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Motion to withdraw from committee carried S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-07-21 S Withdrawn from further consideration


SB 547   
Garner, Trent (R)
Ray, David (R)
Exempts a direct seller as defined in IRS code from employment laws including the Minimum Wage Act, Worker's Compensation Law, and the Division of Workforce Services Law.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-16-21 S Filed
03-16-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-16-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-17-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-17-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-29-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-29-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
03-31-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-31-21 S On floor for consideration
03-31-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 1)
03-31-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Welfare and Labor ...H-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-15-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-19-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-20-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-20-21 H [H] 20210420/-1/21626 (15:01:02)
04-20-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 88/N: 0)
04-20-21 S Received from House as amended - referred to S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-21-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 130 ...S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Senate concurred in House amendment 1
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-23-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-27-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 947 )


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