90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0228
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WRK COMP-PREMIUM RATES-SITUS                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Workers' Compensation Act.  Provides that  a  provider      
   of  medical  services  or  related  services  or  items  to an injured      
   employee agrees to be bound by charges or payment  levels  allowed  by      
   the   Industrial   Commission.    Provides   that  disputes  regarding      
   reasonableness of fees or charges shall be resolved in accordance with      
   the Act or  the  Workers'  Occupational  Diseases  Act.   Prohibits  a      
   provider,  employer,  or  insurance  carrier  from seeking payment for      
   services or items from an employee.                                         
          FISCAL NOTE (Industrial Commission of Ill.)                          
          No fiscal impact estimate is available due to insufficient           
          HOME RULE NOTE                                                       
          HB228 contains no new home rule preemption.                          
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          820 ILCS 305/8                                                       
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          820 ILCS 305/28                 from Ch. 48, par. 138.28             
        Deletes everything.   Amends the  Workers'  Compensation  Act  by      
   making a stylistic change in provisions relating to the application of      
   the Act.                                                                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1. (Senate recedes May 31, 1997)                  
        Adds a Section heading.                                                
        CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 1.                                     
        Recommends that the Senate recede from S-am 1.                         
        Recommends that the bill be further amended as follows:                
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          820 ILCS 305/28                                                      
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 105/5.449 new                                                
          820 ILCS 305/4                  from Ch. 48, par. 138.4              
          820 ILCS 310/4                  from Ch. 48, par. 172.39             
        Deletes everything. Amends the  Workers'  Compensation  Act,  the      
   Workers'  Occupational  Diseases  Act,  and  the  State  Finance  Act.      
   Provides  that,  regardless  of the state of domicile or the principal      
   place of business of an employer engaged primarily in the building and      
   construction  industry,  the  employer  shall  make  payments  to  its      
   insurance carrier or group self-insurance fund based upon  "the  rates      
   of  the  situs  where  the  work  or  project is located in Illinois".      
   Provides that the Industrial Commission shall impose penalties  if  an      
   employer  fails  to do so.  Provides that penalties shall be deposited      
   into the Industrial Commission Operations Fund, a new special fund.         
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0109

   Last action date: 97-07-14

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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