Bill Details - SB99 (2019)

SB 99-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

2May2019... 1517h

2019 SESSION

19-0963

01/05

 

SENATE BILL 99-FN

 

AN ACT relative to gainful employment and partial disability in workers' compensation.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Rep. Soucy, Merr. 16; Rep. Goley, Hills. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the definition of gainful employment for purposes of workers' compensation.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

2May2019... 1517h 19-0963

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to gainful employment and partial disability in workers' compensation.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Workers' Compensation; Definitions.  Amend RSA 281-A:2, X-a to read as follows:

X-a.  "Gainful employment" means employment which reasonably conforms with the employee's age, education, training, temperament and mental and physical capacity to adapt to other forms of similarly remunerative labor than that to which the employee was accustomed.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

 

LBAO

19-0963

Amended 5/10/19

 

SB 99-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-1517h)

 

AN ACT relative to gainful employment and partial disability in workers' compensation.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

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Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Multiple (See Methodology)

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTY:

 

 

 

 

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LOCAL:

 

 

 

 

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

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Indeterminable Increase

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Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

 

METHODOLOGY:

For the purpose of workers' compensation, this bill clarifies the definition of gainful employment.  The Department of Labor estimates this bill may increase workers' compensation premiums and payment expenditures for state, county, and local governments.  However, the Department estimates the increase will be by an indeterminable amount.  Any increased expenditures under this bill would impact all funds used to pay for workers' compensation premiums or payments.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Labor

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 4
Jan. 29, 2019 Hearing: 01/29/2019, Room 103, SH, 01:45 pm; SC 8
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/07/2019; SC 12
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass: RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/07/2019; SJ 7
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services HJ 11 P. 69
April 10, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/10/2019 11:00 am LOB 307
April 17, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 04/17/2019 08:30 am LOB 306
April 17, 2019 Executive Session: 04/17/2019 02:30 pm LOB 307
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1517h (Vote 12-8; RC)
May 2, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1517h for 05/02/2019 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 22 P. 11
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
May 2, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1517h: AA VV 05/02/2019
May 2, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1517h: MA RC 204-152 05/02/2019
May 2, 2019 Referred to Finance 05/02/2019
May 2, 2019 Amendment # 2019-1517h: AA VV 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 19
May 2, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1517h: MA RC 204-152 05/02/2019 HJ 14 P. 19
June 13, 2019 Sen. Cavanaugh Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, RC 14Y-10N, MA; 06/13/2019; SJ 20
June 27, 2019 Enrolled 06/27/2019
June 27, 2019 Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 7, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 10, 2019 House Hearing
April 17, 2019 House Exec Session
April 17, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 2, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB99 Revision: 5095 Date: Jan. 18, 2019, 2:31 p.m.
SB99 Revision: 5843 Date: May 14, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
SB99 Revision: 6298 Date: June 13, 2019, 1:34 p.m.