Employed Inmates Could Receive Workers’ Comp

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HB 205 – Workers’ Compensation/Prison Inmates

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Allen McNeil (R – Moore), Rep. Lee Zachary (R – Alexander)

This bill would allow employed inmates in the Prison Industry Enhancement Program to receive workers’ compensation.

This bill passed second and third readings with a large margin on March 9, 2017, and has been sent to the Senate.

House:

A proposed committee substitute was introduced in the House Judiciary III, and received a favorable report on March 3, 2017.

This bill passed the House on second reading with a vote of 109-4 on March 9, 2017. This bill passed third reading and will now move to the Senate.

Senate:

This bill will was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on March 14, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the  Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 16, 2017.

The bill was been re-referred to the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee. A proposed committee substitute (PCS) was heard in this Committee on May 18, 2017. The PCS includes a section for workers paid by a newspaper or magazine publisher or distributor.

This bill was found favorable in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on May 24, 2017.

This bill was found favorable in the Senate Finance Committee on May 31, 2017.

This bill was found favorable in the Senate Rules and Operations Committee on June 1, 2017.

This bill passed second reading in the Senate on June 1, 2017.

This bill passed third reading in the Senate on June 5, 2017.

House: (after bill was changed into a proposed committee substitute)

This bill was placed on the House calendar for June 8, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the House floor and re-referred to the House Rules and Operations Committee on June 8, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the House Rules and Operations Committee, and placed on the House calendar for June 27, 2017.

This bill has been withdrawn for the House calendar for June 27, 2017.

This bill failed to concur in the House on June 28, 2017.

The House and Senate adopted conference committees for this bill.

The conference report passed in the Senate on June 28, 2017.

 

 
 

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