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 Bill Status of HB5354  100th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Michael D. Unes

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/7.5
215 ILCS 5/457from Ch. 73, par. 1065.4
720 ILCS 5/17-10.4 new
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.2
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5
820 ILCS 305/29.2

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Limits the scope of the term "arising out of and in the course of employment". Makes changes regarding recovery when an employee is traveling. Increases the duration of the period of temporary total incapacity necessary for recovery. Provides that injuries to the shoulder and hip are to be considered to be injuries to the arm and leg, respectfully. Provides for the implementation of a closed formulary for prescription medicine. Provides for electronic claims. Requires the posting of collateral when seeking judicial review. Provides for a penalty for vexatious delay in payment of benefits. Increases criminal penalties for specified unlawful acts. Requires the Workers' Compensation Commission to provide annual reports to the Governor and General Assembly regarding self-insurance. Amends the Freedom of Information Act to exempt certain workers' compensation related information from the scope of that Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Create the offense of workers' compensation fraud and prescribe penalties.

DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Michael D. Unes
  2/16/2018HouseFirst Reading
  2/16/2018HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/26/2018HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  4/11/2018HouseTo Workers Compensation Subcommittee
  4/13/2018HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2019HouseSession Sine Die

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