2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones J.C.
HB 5028 - Include COVID-19 Under Presumption Clause of Workers Compensation Act

Item 477 #1h

Item 477 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $100,000 FY2022 $100,000 GF

Page 204, line 6, strike "$139,552,150" and insert "$139,652,150".
Page 204, line 6, strike "$213,830,664" and insert "$213,930,664".

Page 204, after line 6, insert:

"CC. Out of the amounts included in this item, amounts estimated at $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund is available for transfer to state agencies and institutions of higher education to effectuate the provisions of legislation adopted during the 2020 General Assembly Special Session I which creates the presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational diseases under the Workers Compensation Act for first responders and certain health care workers."


(This amendment provides funding pursuant to the enactment of House Bill 5028 of the 2020 Special Session I establishing a presumption that COVID-19 is a work related disease for first responders and certain health care workers under the Workers Compensation Act. The funding requested in this amendment is a placeholder until a detailed fiscal impact estimate developed.)