SB 828 Modifies the law relating to occupational disease under the workers' compensation system
Sponsor: Crowell
LR Number: 5909S.01I Fiscal Note not available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/23/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S330
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 828 - The act affirmatively states that occupational diseases are covered under workers' compensation laws.

Toxic exposure is defined as an exposure to chemicals, dusts, particulates, fumes, mists, fibers, solvents, vapors, radiation, or other substances or other materials that, when ingested, consumed, inhaled, or absorbed are sufficient to cause disease, death, mutations, cancer, deformities, or reproductive abnormalities in humans. In cases where occupational disease is caused by toxic exposure, there shall be no subrogation rights for employers.

This act is similar to SB 8 (2011) and SB 572 (2012).