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SB 12 - Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Linda Newell voted Yea (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that increases fines for violations of worker's compensation laws and authorizes the Worker's Compensation Director or an administrative law judge to apportion those fines.

Highlights:
-Increases fines for violations of worker's compensation laws, from no more than $500 per day for each offense to no more than $1,000 per day for each offense (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the Worker's Compensation Director or an administrative law judge to apportion the fine between the aggrieved party and the worker's compensation cash fund, whereas existing law specifies that 75 percent should go to the aggrieved party and 25 percent to the subsequent injury fund (Sec. 1). -Prohibits less than 50 percent of the fine from being awarded to the aggrieved party (Sec. 1). -Exempts insurers and self-insured employers who delay payment of medical benefits for more than 30 days from paying a penalty if the delay resulted from "excusable neglect" (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONCUR WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS AND, IF THE CONCURRENCE VOTE SUCCEEDS, VOTE TO REPASS THE BILL AFTER THE AMENDMENTS ARE INCORPORATED. THIS IS A VOTE ON REPASSAGE OF THE BILL AFTER THE MEMBERS CONCURRED WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (37-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases fines for violations of worker's compensation laws and authorizes the Worker's Compensation Director or an administrative law judge to apportion those fines.

Highlights:
-Increases fines for violations of worker's compensation laws, from no more than $500 per day for each offense to no more than $1,000 per day for each offense (Sec. 1). -Authorizes the Worker's Compensation Director or an administrative law judge to apportion the fine between the aggrieved party and the worker's compensation cash fund, whereas existing law specifies that 75 percent should go to the aggrieved party and 25 percent to the subsequent injury fund (Sec. 1). -Prohibits less than 50 percent of the fine from being awarded to the aggrieved party (Sec. 1). -Exempts insurers and self-insured employers who delay payment of medical benefits for more than 30 days from paying a penalty if the delay resulted from "excusable neglect" (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-15) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Worker's Compensation Violations

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