Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Testimony for February 5 & 6, 2013

HB 634 - Relating to Labor.  Establishes job security requirements upon the divestiture of a covered establishment if the covered establishment employs 100 or more persons.

HB 21 - Relating to Condominiums.  Repeals the prioritization of liens for unpaid mortgages over subsequently recorded liens for unpaid condominium association fees. Clarifies the obligations of the acquirer of a foreclosed unit under the lien for unpaid association fees.

SB 875 - Relating to Workers' Compensation. Requires independent medical examinations and permanent impairment rating examinations for workers' compensation claims to be performed by physicians mutually agreed upon by employers and employees or appointed by the director of the department of labor and industrial relations. Allows for the use of an out-of-state physician under certain conditions. Appropriates unspecified funds. Effective 10/1/13. Section 3 effective 7/1/13. Repeals on 6/30/2018.