Bill Status of HB3764 100th General Assembly
Short Description: WORKERS' COMP-BENEFIT RATES
Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that the increased percentage rate for each spouse and child for temporary total incapacity benefits, serious and permanent disfigurement benefits, and all cases other than temporary total disability benefits shall not exceed 100% of the total minimum wage calculation, nor 83 1/3% of the employee's average weekly wage, whichever is less (rather than shall not exceed 100% of the total minimum wage calculation, nor the employee's average weekly wage, whichever is less). Establishes a maximum weekly compensation rate in death cases, permanent total disability cases, temporary total disability cases, and for cases involving amputation of a member or enucleation of an eye beginning July 1, 2017 and thereafter. Establishes a minimum weekly compensation rate in permanent total disability cases beginning July 1, 2017 and thereafter. Changes the total compensation amount payable to an employee for an accidental injury not resulting in death. Makes changes to the benefit periods for accidental injuries resulting in the loss of or the permanent and complete loss of use of the thumb, fingers, or toes; the amputation of an arm, foot, or leg; the enucleation of an eye; and other injuries.