2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Funding for Workers Compensation Premiums and LODA to Reflects Adopted Legislation

Item 477 #3c

Item 477 #3c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $2,000,000 FY2022 $76,000 GF

Page 554, line 9, strike "($17,993,004)" and insert "($15,993,004)".
Page 554, line 9, strike "$138,332,991" and insert "$138,408,991".

Page 560, line 53, strike "$717.31" and insert "722.55".

Page 561, line 3, strike "$211,347" and insert "$160,347".

Page 561, line 4, strike "to support" and insert "savings for".

Page 561, line 7, after "R." insert "1.".  

Page 561, line 8, strike "$626,414" and insert "$601,414".

Page 561, line 11, insert:

"2. In additon to the amount listed in paragraph R.1. above, $2,000,000 from the general fund in the first year is included to support the retroactive provisions of House Bill 2207 and Senate Bill 1375 of the 2020 General Assembly session. If the final enactment of these bills do not provide for retroactive coverage than the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall unallot the $2,000,000 prior to June 30, 2021."


(This amendment provides $2.0 million the first year and $76,000 the second year from the general fund pursuant to the passage of legislation during the 2021 General Assembly Session establishing a presumption that COVID-19 is a work related disease for first responders under the Workers' Compensation Act (House Bill 2207 and Senate Bill 1375) and legislation including giving localities the option of adding EMS workers to the workers’ compensation presumption clause pursuant to hypertension or heart disease (House Bill 1818 and Senate Bill 1275) . The amendment adjusted funding for the state employee workers' compensation premiums as well as the Line of Duty Act program, which is also impacted.)