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Governor Signs Bill Increasing Death Benefits

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 330 | 0 | 57 min read

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a bill that increases death benefits, including a hike in maximum benefits to dependents, to $100,000 from $18,500. Labor activists lauded passage of a rare labor-friendly bill after the State Senate approved House Bill 2184 by in a 35-5 vote on March 27. The House approved the bill 112-11 in May 2017. The bill was introduced by the House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development to update death benefit statutes that had not changed since the 1970s. HB 2184 also: Raises initial dependency payments for workers killed on the job, from...

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