92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0868
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WORKERS COMP-CIVIL PENALTY                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Workers' Compensation Act.  Provides that the  minimum      
   civil  penalty  for  an employer, service or adjustment company, or an      
   insurance carrier to comply with the self insurance provisions of  the      
   Act  is  the  sum of $10,000.  Provides that the Industrial Commission      
   may assess the civil penalty personally and individually  against  the      
   corporate officers and directors of a corporate employer, the partners      
   of  an  employer  partnership,  and the members of a limited liability      
   company, after the finding that the employer  knowingly  and  wilfully      
   refused  or failed to comply with these provisions.  Provides that the      
   civil penalties shall be  deposited  into  the  Industrial  Commission      
   Operations Fund.  Effective immediately.                                    
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that the liability for the civil penalty for failure  of      
   the  employer  to  comply  with the self-insurance provisions shall be      
   assessed against the named employer first and if  the  named  employer      
   fails  or  refuses to pay the penalty to the Commission within 30 days      
   after the final order of the  Commission,  then  the  named  corporate      
   officers,  directors, partners, or members who have been found to have      
   knowingly and wilfully refused or failed to comply are liable for  the      
   unpaid penalty or any unpaid portion of the penalty.                        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0324

   Last action date: AUG-09-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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