Bill Status of HB4223  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jim Durkin - Dwight Kay - Keith R. Wheeler - Mark Batinick - David McSweeney, Joe Sosnowski, Ron Sandack, Ed Sullivan, Margo McDermed, Grant Wehrli and C.D. Davidsmeyer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/4from Ch. 48, par. 138.4
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.1b
820 ILCS 305/8.2
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 48, par. 138.14
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Provides that to obtain compensation, an employee has the burden of showing by a preponderance of the evidence that the accidental injury arising out of the course of employment is the major contributing cause of the medical condition or injury for which compensation is sought. Excludes from "arising out of the course of employment" injuries resulting from a hazard or risk to which the general public is also exposed or a medical condition or disability resulting from a personal or neutral risk. Provides that "major contributing cause" of a medical condition or injury is the cause that is greater than 50% of all combined causes of the medical condition or injury. Applies that standard to repetitive injuries. Reduces employer liability for injuries incurred while traveling. Provides for a reduction in an award by amounts an injured worker has previously received for prior injuries that resulted in permanency awards. Reduces certain payments under fee schedules to 49% of the scheduled amount after January 1, 2016. Provides that the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, rather than the Director of Insurance, shall adopt rules regarding electronic claims. Makes other changes.

DateChamber Action
  5/22/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Durkin
  5/22/2015HouseFirst Reading
  5/22/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  5/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dwight Kay
  5/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  5/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  5/25/2015HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. David McSweeney
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joe Sosnowski
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ron Sandack
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ed Sullivan
  5/26/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margo McDermed
  5/27/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Grant Wehrli
  5/29/2015HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die