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Senate Committee Passes COVID Presumption Bill Despite Business Opposition

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 551 | 0 | 78 min read

The Colorado Senate Finance Committee narrowly passed a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption bill that would cover essential workers who contract the virus over the next two years. The committee on Monday night voted 4-3 to pass Senate Bill 216. SB 216, by Sen. Robert Rodriguez, D-Denver, would create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for specified workers diagnosed with the disease before June 21, 2022. The employee must test positive for the virus or be diagnosed by a licensed physician. The presumption would also cover workers with a cause of death listed as COVID-19, according to the...

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