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147th General Assembly
House Bill # 373 w/HA 1, HA 2

Primary Sponsor: B. Short Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Briggs King & Sen. Blevins & Sen. Hocker
CoSponsors: Reps. Atkins, Barbieri, Baumbach, Bennett, Blakey, Bolden, Brady, Carson, Dukes, Gray, Heffernan, Hudson, Jaques, J. Johnson, Q. Johnson, Kenton, Kowalko, Longhurst, Miro, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Outten, Paradee, Peterman, Potter, Ramone, Schwartzkopf, Scott, D. Short, M. Smith, Smyk, Spiegelman, Viola, Walker, D.E. Williams, K. Williams, Wilson; Sens. Bonini, Bushweller, Cloutier, Ennis, Henry, Lavelle, Lawson, Lopez, Marshall, McBride, Peterson, Pettyjohn, Poore, Simpson, Sokola, Townsend, Venables
Introduced on : 05/29/2014
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 18 AND 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This Act makes substantial changes to Titles 18 and 19 of the Delaware Code designed to control the level of workers’ compensation premiums in Delaware. The most significant changes are (a) a 33% reduction in medical costs to the workers’ compensation system, phased in over a period of three years; (b) absolute caps, expressed as a percentage of Medicare per-procedure reimbursements, on all workers’ compensation medical procedures beginning on January 1, 2017; and (c) increased independence for the Ratepayer Advocate who represents ratepayers during the workers compensation rate approval process and for the committee that oversees the cost control practices of individual workers compensation insurance carriers.
Current Status: Signed   On   07/15/2014
Volume Chapter79:312
Date Governor acted:07/15/2014
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:F/N (Complete)
Amendments: HA 1 to HB 373 - Passed
HA 2 to HB 373 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/04/14 F=8 M=2 U=0---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 06/24/14 F=0 M=6 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 6/12/2014 6:30:03 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 6/25/2014 5:03:20 PM------->Voting Record
Fiscal Notes:
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Jul 15, 2014 - Signed by Governor
Jun 25, 2014 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (INSURANCE) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
Jun 17, 2014 - Assigned to Insurance Committee in Senate
Jun 12, 2014 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 2 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 2 - Introduced in House
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Jun 12, 2014 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 04, 2014 - Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 8 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
May 29, 2014 - Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House
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