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SB 572 - Amends Worker's Compensation - Key Vote

Missouri Key Votes

Mike Bernskoetter voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (24-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Worker's Compensation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that amends workers' compensation laws.

Highlights:
  • Requires employers to provide compensation for the injury or death of a worker caused by “occupational disease” (Sec. A).
  • Defines “occupational disease” as a disease that originates in a risk connected with employment (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that employees are not liable for the injury or death of their co-workers except for cases in which the injury or death of a co-worker is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits civil action against an employer and suspends statutes of limitations for the civil action until all other workers’ compensation remedies have been exhausted (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a third party from seeking reimbursement from an employer if it paid for the cost of an employee’s medical treatment for an occupational disease caused by toxic exposure (Sec. A).
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NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Worker's Compensation

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (87-68) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Worker's Compensation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends workers' compensation laws.

Highlights:
  • Requires employers to provide compensation for the injury or death of a worker caused by “occupational disease” (Sec. A).
  • Defines “occupational disease” as a disease that originates in a risk connected with employment (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that employees are not liable for the injury or death of their co-workers except for cases in which the injury or death of a co-worker is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits civil action against an employer and suspends statutes of limitations for the civil action until all other workers’ compensation remedies have been exhausted (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a third party from seeking reimbursement from an employer if it paid for the cost of an employee’s medical treatment for an occupational disease caused by toxic exposure (Sec. A).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Worker's Compensation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends workers' compensation laws.

Highlights:
  • Requires employers to provide compensation for the injury or death of a worker caused by “occupational disease” (Sec. A).
  • Defines “occupational disease” as a disease that originates in a risk connected with employment (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that employees are not liable for the injury or death of their co-workers except for cases in which the injury or death of a co-worker is the result of negligence on the part of the employee (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits civil action against an employer and suspends statutes of limitations for the civil action until all other workers’ compensation remedies have been exhausted (Sec. A).
  • Prohibits a third party from seeking reimbursement from an employer if it paid for the cost of an employee’s medical treatment for an occupational disease caused by toxic exposure (Sec. A).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Worker's Compensation

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