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Amendment Boosts Optimism Over Work Comp Reform Measure

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 1403 | 0 | 99 min read

A wide-ranging workers’ comp reform bill in the Kentucky legislature has cleared the House and is being taken up by the Senate, following a floor amendment by its sponsor to appease firefighters. House Bill 2, by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, passed Wednesday on a 55-39 vote. The bill was received by the Senate on Thursday and is expected to be assigned to a committee today or Monday. HB 2 follows a failed attempt at workers’ comp reform legislation last session. HB 296 passed the House 58-40 last year but was pulled from a Senate committee due to lack of support from lawmake...

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