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This bill was withdrawn from the  Senate Rules and Operations Committee on May 16, 2017.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 has been calendared to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Insurance Committee on May 24, 2017.

If it is found favorable there it will move to the Senate Finance Committee, and then to the Senate Rules and Operations Committee.

 

 
 

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