Bill Status of SB2624  98th General Assembly

Short Description:  WORKER COMP-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Christine Radogno - Kyle McCarter - Dale A. Righter - Dan Duffy, William E. Brady, Pamela J. Althoff, David S. Luechtefeld, Jason A. Barickman, Sue Rezin, Jim Oberweis, Chapin Rose, Darin M. LaHood and Karen McConnaughay

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/10from Ch. 48, par. 138.10

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that an employee who is required to travel in connection with his or her employment and who suffers an injury while in travel status shall be eligible for benefits only if the injury arises out of and in the course of employment while he or she is actively engaged in the duties of employment. Defines "accident" and "injury". Provides that "injury" includes the aggravation of a pre-existing condition by an accident arising out of and in the course of the employment, but only for so long as the aggravation of the pre-existing condition continues to be the major contributing cause of the disability. Provides that an injury resulting directly or indirectly from idiopathic causes is not compensable. Further provides that, with respect to the computation of compensation to be paid to an employee who had previously sustained an injury resulting in payment of compensation for partial disability for injuries not involving serious and permanent disfigurement and injuries for which the Act provides a schedule of benefits, the amount of the prior award for the partial disability with respect to the same portion of the body shall be deducted. Limits cumulative awards for partial disability to 500 weeks, which shall constitute a complete loss of use of the body as a whole. Provides that no employer shall be required to pay temporary partial disability benefits to an employee who has been discharged for cause. Provides that injuries to the shoulder are deemed to be injuries to the arm and injuries to the hip are deemed to be injuries to the leg. Provides for the computation of compensation when there are multiple employers and when there is less than full-time work. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  11/7/2013SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Kyle McCarter
  11/7/2013SenateFirst Reading
  11/7/2013SenateReferred to Assignments
  11/7/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter
  11/8/2013SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Christine Radogno
  11/8/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Kyle McCarter
  11/12/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. William E. Brady
  11/12/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  11/14/2013SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dan Duffy
  11/19/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. David S. Luechtefeld
  11/22/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  12/2/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sue Rezin
  12/3/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jim Oberweis
  12/19/2013SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Chapin Rose
  1/29/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Darin M. LaHood
  1/29/2014SenateAssigned to Labor and Commerce
  2/5/2014SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karen McConnaughay
  3/5/2014SenateTo Subcommittee on Special Issues (LC)
  3/28/2014SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  1/13/2015SenateSession Sine Die