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2015 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Fagan, Williamson
Regular Sponsors: Representative Buckley, Clem, Frederick, Gomberg, Keny-Guyer, Komp, Lininger, Nosse, Smith Warner, Vega Pederson, Witt (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to payments made in workers' compensation claims.
Catchline/Summary: Modifies circumstances under which attorney fees may be awarded and amount of attorney fees awarded in workers' compensation claims.
Requires payment of interest on certain compensable benefits, attorney fees, penalties and costs. Allows attorney fees for representation before Director of Department of Consumer and Business Services under certain circumstances. Requires Workers' Compensation Board to consider contingent nature of practice of workers' compensation law in establishing attorney fees. Instructs Workers' Compensation Board to review schedule of attorney fees for adjustment biennially. Declares emergency, effective on passage.].
Chapter Number: Chapter 521
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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