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Hand and Foot Bill Update_5-10-18

NJCOSH is currently fighting for the following legislation to benefit injured workers in New Jersey:


Bill: A926
Sponsors: Giblin (D34); Lagana (D38); Mukherji (D33)
Summary: Permits group self-insurance plans for, and collective bargaining agreements improving the provision of, workers’ compensation.
Subjects: Labor; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2016:A1845; 2014:A4132; 2014:S2447
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A940
Sponsors: Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9) +2
Summary: Excludes certain illegal aliens from workers’ compensation and temporary disability benefits.
Subjects: Labor-Temporary Disability; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S304; 2016:A1143; 2016:S254; 2014:A747; 2014:S191; 2012:A641; 2012:S181; 2010:A292; 2010:S109; 2008:A290; 2008:S81; 2008:S1755; 2006:A654; 2006:S1134; 2004:A920; 2004:S130; 2002:A993; 2002:S882; 2000:A706; 1998:A421; 1998:S553; 1996:A1013; 1996:S212; 1994:A2310; 1994:S1565
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A965
Sponsors: Rumpf (R9); Gove (R9)
Summary: Prevents intoxicated employees from receiving workers’ compensation.
Subjects: Alcoholic Beverages; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S1420; 2016:A1172; 2016:S1550; 2014:A779; 2014:S2986; 2012:A2549; 2012:S1671; 2010:A2448; 2010:S1203; 2008:A2482; 2008:S1674; 2006:A3481; 2006:S2166
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A1110
Sponsors: Downey (D11) +1
Summary: Increases workers’ compensation for loss of hand or foot; requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to study effectiveness of workers’ compensation program.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S782; 2016:A4376; 2016:S777; 2014:S750; 2012:S1134
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.
Position: Support

 


Bill: A1697
Sponsors: Dancer (R12); Downey (D11)
Summary: Prohibits medical providers from reporting certain workers’ compensation medical charges to collection and credit reporting agencies.
Subjects: Insurance-Health Insurance; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2016:A5270
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.


Bill: A1741
Sponsors: Quijano (D20); Benson (D14); Lagana (D38)
Summary: “Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act”; concerns workers’ compensation for public safety workers.
Subjects: Health-Emergency Medical Services; Labor-Workers Compensation; Public Safety-Emergency Management; Public Safety-Firefighters; Public Safety-Police
Related: 2018:S716; 2016:A3087; 2016:S2407; 2014:A1347; 2014:S264; 2012:A1196; 2012:S1778; 2010:A1250; 2010:S1624; 2008:A1330; 2008:S569; 2006:A4622; 2006:S2996
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.


Bill: A2412
Sponsors: Quijano (D20)
Summary: Concerns disputed medical fees in workers’ compensation claims.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S764; 2016:A4444; 2016:S2010
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A2510
Sponsors: DeAngelo (D14); Downey (D11); Mukherji (D33) +1
Summary: Concerns attorney fees for workers’ compensation awards.
Subjects: Judiciary; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S2145; 2016:A3426; 2014:A3403; 2014:S374; 2012:S762; 2010:A3925; 2010:S2446
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A2790
Sponsors: McKeon (D27)
Summary: Increases statutory mandatory retirement age for Superior Court and Tax Court judges from 70 to 75.
Subjects: Judiciary-Judges
Related: 2016:A2378; 2014:A528; 2014:A3706; 2012:A168
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Judiciary Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Position: Support

 


Bill: A2794
Sponsors: McKeon (D27)
Summary: Increases statutory mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court Justices, Superior Court Judges, Tax Court Judges, Administrative Law Judges, Workers’ Compensation Judges and county prosecutors from 70 to 72.
Subjects: Judiciary-Judges; Prosecutors
Related: 2016:A2856; 2014:A3182
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Judiciary Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 


Bill: A2795
Sponsors: McKeon (D27)
Summary: Increases mandatory retirement age for Administrative Law Judges, Workers’ Compensation Judges and county prosecutors from 70 to 75.
Subjects: Judiciary-Judges; Prosecutors
Related: 2018:S1069; 2016:A2377; 2016:S629; 2014:A3542; 2014:A3705; 2014:S2472
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Judiciary Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 


Bill: A3046
Sponsors: Vainieri Huttle (D37)
Summary: Establishes the “Healthy Workplace Act.”
Subjects: Health; Labor
Related: 2018:S710; 2016:A2299; 2016:S868; 2014:A1090; 2014:S280; 2012:A3249; 2012:S333; 2012:S3115; 2010:A673; 2010:S2515; 2008:A1551; 2006:A3590
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/08/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 02/08/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A3357
Sponsors: Bucco (R25); Webber (R26); DeCroce (R26)
Summary: Concerns workers’ compensation insurance requirements for certain corporations and partnerships.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:S2354; 2016:A3069; 2016:S1691; 2014:A418; 2014:S1105; 2012:A4104; 2012:S2829
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/12/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 02/12/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A3557
Sponsors: Gusciora (D15)
Summary: Tolls statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims of minors.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 03/12/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 03/12/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: A3625
Sponsors: Lampitt (D6); Schaer (D36); Mukherji (D33) +1
Summary: Requires institutions of higher education and proprietary degree-granting institutions to improve transparency of tuition and fees.
Subjects: Education-Finance; Higher Education
Related: 2018:S2046; 2016:A3847; 2016:S2214
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 03/12/2018 – Assembly Higher Education Committee
History: 03/12/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee.

 


Bill: ACR124
Sponsors: McKeon (D27)
Summary: Proposes constitutional amendment to increase mandatory retirement age for judges and justices from 70 to 72.
Subjects: Constitutional Amendments; Judiciary-Judges
Related: 2016:ACR144; 2014:ACR150
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Assembly Judiciary Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee.

 


Bill: S304
Sponsors: Connors (R9)
Summary: Excludes certain illegal aliens from workers’ compensation and temporary disability benefits.
Subjects: Labor-Temporary Disability; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A940; 2016:A1143; 2016:S254; 2014:A747; 2014:S191; 2012:A641; 2012:S181; 2010:A292; 2010:S109; 2008:A290; 2008:S81; 2008:S1755; 2006:A654; 2006:S1134; 2004:A920; 2004:S130; 2002:A993; 2002:S882; 2000:A706; 1998:A421; 1998:S553; 1996:A1013; 1996:S212; 1994:A2310; 1994:S1565
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S395
Sponsors: Pennacchio (R26); Madden (D4)
Summary: Concerns certain workers’ compensation supplemental benefits for surviving dependents of public safety workers who die in the line of duty.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation; Public Safety-Firefighters; Public Safety-Police
Related: 2016:S109; 2014:S416; 2012:S294; 2010:S1672
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S710
Sponsors: Greenstein (D14)
Summary: Establishes the “Healthy Workplace Act.”
Subjects: Health; Labor
Related: 2018:A3046; 2016:A2299; 2016:S868; 2014:A1090; 2014:S280; 2012:A3249; 2012:S333; 2012:S3115; 2010:A673; 2010:S2515; 2008:A1551; 2006:A3590
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S716
Sponsors: Greenstein (D14); Bateman (R16)
Summary: “Thomas P. Canzanella Twenty First Century First Responders Protection Act”; concerns workers’ compensation for public safety workers.
Subjects: Health-Emergency Medical Services; Labor-Workers Compensation; Public Safety-Emergency Management; Public Safety-Firefighters; Public Safety-Police
Related: 2018:A1741; 2016:A3087; 2016:S2407; 2014:A1347; 2014:S264; 2012:A1196; 2012:S1778; 2010:A1250; 2010:S1624; 2008:A1330; 2008:S569; 2006:A4622; 2006:S2996
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.
Position: Study

 


Bill: S764
Sponsors: Cunningham (D31)
Summary: Concerns disputed medical fees in workers’ compensation claims.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A2412; 2016:A4444; 2016:S2010
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S782
Sponsors: Sarlo (D36); Scutari (D22)
Summary: Increases workers’ compensation for loss of hand or foot; requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to study effectiveness of workers’ compensation program.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A1110; 2016:A4376; 2016:S777; 2014:S750; 2012:S1134
Progress: 1st House: 2nd Reading
Status: 05/10/2018 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.
05/10/2018 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 


Bill: S818
Sponsors: Scutari (D22)
Summary: Expands workers’ compensation coverage to parking areas provided by employer.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2016:S325; 2014:S2247
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/09/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 01/09/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S1069
Sponsors: Gill (D34)
Summary: Increases mandatory retirement age for Administrative Law Judges, Workers’ Compensation Judges and county prosecutors from 70 to 75.
Subjects: Judiciary-Judges; Prosecutors
Related: 2018:A2795; 2016:A2377; 2016:S629; 2014:A3542; 2014:A3705; 2014:S2472
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 01/22/2018 – Senate Judiciary Committee
History: 01/22/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

 


Bill: S1420
Sponsors: Connors (R9)
Summary: Prevents intoxicated employees from receiving workers’ compensation.
Subjects: Alcoholic Beverages; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A965; 2016:A1172; 2016:S1550; 2014:A779; 2014:S2986; 2012:A2549; 2012:S1671; 2010:A2448; 2010:S1203; 2008:A2482; 2008:S1674; 2006:A3481; 2006:S2166
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/01/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 02/01/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S1597
Sponsors: Oroho (R24); Cryan (D20)
Summary: Revises workers’ compensation coverage for certain injuries to volunteer and professional public safety and law enforcement personnel.
Subjects: Labor; Public Safety; Public Safety-Police
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/05/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 02/05/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S1766
Sponsors: Scutari (D22); Gill (D34)
Summary: Expands wrongful death act to allow recovery for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society and loss of companionship.
Subjects: Civil Actions
Progress: 1st House: 2nd Reading
Status: 04/05/2018 – Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
History: 02/05/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
04/05/2018 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate. Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

 


Bill: S1967
Sponsors: Sweeney (D3); Madden (D4)
Summary: Concerns certain workers’ compensation supplemental benefits.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A3635; 2016:S2148; 2014:A1908; 2014:S929; 2012:A4514; 2012:S613; 2010:S935; 2008:A2846; 2008:S785
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 02/22/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 02/22/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S2144 Sa (1R)
Sponsors: Scutari (D22); Gopal (D11)
Summary: “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act.”
Subjects: Insurance
Related: 2018:A3850; 2016:S2488
Progress: 1st House: 2nd Reading
Status: 04/12/2018 – 2nd reading in the Senate
History: 03/05/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Commerce Committee.
04/05/2018 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
04/12/2018 – Amended on Senate floor, 2nd reading in Senate 21-0 (Scutari).

 


Bill: S2145
Sponsors: Scutari (D22); Sweeney (D3)
Summary: Concerns attorney fees for workers’ compensation awards.
Subjects: Judiciary; Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A2510; 2016:A3426; 2014:A3403; 2014:S374; 2012:S762; 2010:A3925; 2010:S2446
Progress: 2nd House: Referred to Committee
Status: 05/07/2018 – Assembly Labor Committee
History: 03/05/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
03/26/2018 – Reported out of committee, 2nd reading in Senate.
04/12/2018 – Passed in Senate 24-12.
05/07/2018 – Received in Assembly and referred to Assembly Labor Committee.

 


Bill: S2354
Sponsors: Bucco (R25)
Summary: Concerns workers’ compensation insurance requirements for certain corporations and partnerships.
Subjects: Labor-Workers Compensation
Related: 2018:A3357; 2016:A3069; 2016:S1691; 2014:A418; 2014:S1105; 2012:A4104; 2012:S2829
Progress: 1st House: Referred to Committee
Status: 04/05/2018 – Senate Labor Committee
History: 04/05/2018 – Introduced and referred to Senate Labor Committee.

 

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