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 Bill Status of SB2155  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  WRK COMP-LEVEL OF DISABILITY

Senate Sponsors
Sen. William E. Brady

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/11from Ch. 48, par. 138.11
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that the maximum weekly benefit if, after the accidental injury, an employee becomes partially incapacitated from pursuing his or her usual and customary line of employment, shall be 66 2/3% of the State's average weekly wage in covered industries under the Unemployment Insurance Act; such awards being known as wage differential awards shall cease when the employee reaches age 67 or 15 years after the accident. Provides that permanent partial or total disability shall be certified by a physician and demonstrated by use of medically defined objective measurements, that subjective complaints shall not be considered unless supported by and clearly related to objective measurements, and that a specified publication shall be applied in determining the level of disability. Provides that temporary total disability payments shall not exceed 104 weeks if the injured employee's medical impairment rating determined as a percentage of the whole person is less than 70%. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission may recall a decision or settlement when fraud has been determined to be committed related to the case. Provides that the fraud and insurance non-compliance unit of the Division of Insurance of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall employ one or more attorneys as special prosecutors who shall initiate and prosecute any necessary criminal or civil actions. Makes numerous changes regarding employee intoxication, the Attorney General and State's Attorney, posting information on the web regarding unlawful acts, and other changes.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/10/2011SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. William E. Brady
  2/10/2011SenateFirst Reading
  2/10/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/2/2011SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/3/2011SenateRe-referred to Assignments
  3/3/2011SenateApproved for Consideration Assignments
  3/3/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 8, 2011
  4/11/2011SenateSecond Reading
  4/11/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2011
  4/15/2011SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 4, 2011
  7/23/2011SenatePursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b) / Referred to Assignments
  1/8/2013SenateSession Sine Die

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