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H*4198 (Rat #0803, Act #0677 of 1988) General Bill, By  House Labor, Commerce and Industry
    A Bill to amend Section 42-11-100, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the amount of Workers' Compensation payable for disability from an occupational disease and exceptions, so as to provide that no compensation is payable, among other reasons, for the degree of disability resulting for noncompensable causes or the employee's refusal to use a safety appliance provided by and regularly required to be used by the employer, rather than a safety device, or to obey a safety rule or regulation adopted and regularly enforced by the employer, rather than a safety regulation approved by the Workers' Compensation Commission in accordance with its rules and regulations; to amend Section 42-11-190, relating to occupational diseases under the Workers' Compensation Law and the promulgation of rules, regulations, and schedules, so as to delete the authority of the Commission, after notice to parties interested and public hearings if requested, to promulgate reasonable rules regarding the use of safety appliances for the reduction and elimination of occupational hazards which cause occupational diseases, and to delete the provision that nothing in this Section limits the power of the Commission to approve reasonable safety regulations submitted by an employer for application to his business which do not conflict with the rules and regulations provided for in this Section; to amend Section 42-17-60, relating to conclusiveness of an award under the Workers' Compensation Law, appeal, and payment of compensation during appeal, so as to provide that, in case of an appeal from the decision of the Commission on questions of law, the appeal does not operate as a supersedeas, rather than provide that the appeal does operate as a supersedeas for thirty days only; and to repeal Sections 42-3-200, relating to the power of the Commission to make studies and investigations, 42-9-50, relating to reduction of Workers' Compensation when injury or death is due to the fault of the employee, and 42-9-70, relating to increase in Workers' Compensation when injury or death is due to the fault of the employer.-amended title
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04/20/88House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-3068
04/28/88House Read second time HJ-3439
04/28/88House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-3439
04/29/88House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3456
05/03/88Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-25
05/03/88Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-26
05/13/88Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-9
05/24/88Senate Amended SJ-64
05/24/88Senate Read second time SJ-65
05/24/88Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-65
05/31/88Senate Amended SJ-58
05/31/88Senate Read third time SJ-59
05/31/88Senate Returned SJ-59
06/02/88House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-4696
06/20/88 Ratified R 803
06/27/88 Signed By Governor
06/27/88 Effective date 06/27/88
06/27/88 Act No. 677
08/01/88 Copies available

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