Industrial Commission Seeks to Implement Opioid Rules

nc-stampSB 407 – Employee Misclassification Changes 

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Andy Wells (R-Catawba)

This bill would require that the Industrial Commission implement rules related to opioids and pain management. This portion of the bill would become effective on the date it became law.

In addition, the bill would remove that the Industrial Commission study causes of injury and recommend ways to prevent injuries.

Senate:

This bill was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on March 29, 2017. It was withdrawn from this committee on April 6, 2017.

This bill was referred to the Senate Finance Committee on April 6, 2017. This bill received a favorable report in the Senate Finance Committee on April 26, 2017.

The bill was placed on the Senate’s Supplemental Calendar on April 26, 2017.  The bill passed second and third reading in the Senate on June 26, 2017.

The bill will now move to the House.

House:

This bill was referred to the House Rules, Calendar, and Operations Committee on April 27, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the House Rules, Calendar, and Operations Committee and re-referred to the House Judiciary III Committee on June 19, 2017.

A proposed committee substitute received a favorable report on June 28, 2017.

This bill was added to the House Calendar on June 28, 2017.

Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe) sent forward an amendment that would remove section 6 of the bill which stated that employees would not be payable if an injury/death resulted from the use of an intoxicant, controlled substance, willful, neglect, or willful disobedience of a safety regulation.

This amendment passed 114-1.

The updated version of the bill passed the House on second reading with a vote of 116-0 on June 28, 2017.

This bill passed the House on third reading with a vote of 104-2 on June 29, 2017.

This bill was sent to the Senate on June 30, 2017.

 
 

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