Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that it is unlawful for a railroad or any of its employees to interfere in any way with a railroad employee's effort to obtain first aid or medical treatment for an injury suffered in the course of employment. Provides that it is unlawful for a railroad or any of its employees to discipline or threaten to discipline an employee for requesting treatment for a job-related injury. Provides that a violation is a business offense punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Creates the Railroad Employees Medical Treatment Act. Inserts in the new Act the provisions of the original bill, with additions. Provides that the new Act does not require a railroad or railroad employee to perform first aid or medical care. Provides that the new Act does not prevent an employer from (i) noting in an employee's record that an injury occurred or (ii) offering light duty or an alternate work assignment to an injured employee, if the light duty or alternate work assignment does not conflict with the orders or treatment plan of the employee's treating physician.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (H-AM 1) (Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
Does not create a state mandate under the State Mandates Act.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes language providing that a violation of the Act is a business offense. Provides that the Illinois Commerce Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to determine violations of the Act and shall impose, for each violation, a penalty in an amount not exceeding $10,000 as the exclusive remedy for any violation of the Act. Provides that the Commission shall give priority to any complaint alleging a violation of the Act and shall issue its decision promptly.