88th Legislative Session

The 88th Legislature adjourned sine die on May 29, 2023. ICT tracked over 60 bills that specifically dealt with workers’ compensation issues.  

Workers’ Compensation legislation of interest passed: 

HB 679: Prohibiting, in a public construction contract, the use of workers’ compensation insurance experience modifier requirements as a condition to accept an offer, as part of contract solicitation.

HB 2314: Allowing death benefits to be filed with DWC or an insurance carrier.

HB 2468: Expanding eligibility for lifetime income benefits (LIBs) under the workers’ compensation system; broadening LIBs eligibility for first responders and volunteer first responders to include serious bodily injury sustained by the employee in the course and scope of the employee’s employment.

SB 1122: Exempting medical services performed to determine workers’ compensation benefits from sales and use taxes.

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