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File No. 53

    January Session, 2013

Substitute Senate Bill No. 823

Senate, March 18, 2013

The Committee on Labor and Public Employees reported through SEN. OSTEN of the 19th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2013

31-275(16)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2013

Repealer section

LAB

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

Various State Agencies

GF, TF - Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Municipalities

Effect

FY 14 $

FY 15 $

All Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

Yea

7

Nay

4

(02/28/2013)

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1 The State's workers' compensation program is self-insured and therefore is responsible for the total cost of claims incurred as opposed to a fully insured policy where the state pays a set premium irrespective of claim costs.

2 In general, any individual who receives a paycheck from the state is eligible to file a workers' compensation claim and therefore, for the purposes of this bill are considered employees. This figure reflects the total number of individuals who were eligible to receive a paycheck as of February 13, 2013, excluding student workers. (Source: CoreCT)

3 Schurr, P. Treatments for PTSD and Understanding the Evidence. PTSD Research Quarterly, National Center for PTSD (US Dept. of Veterans Affairs) 2008; Vol. 10 No. 3.

4 The actual benefit is a variable percentage of up to 520 weeks of compensation. It is unlikely an individual would get the full 520 weeks and be classified as PPD.

5 Coughlin, S. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease, The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2011, 5, 164-170.

6 It is unclear what percentage of these employees are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Source: State Department of Labor, Office of Research, as of December 2012.