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SB 20-216: Workers' Compensation For COVID-19

Bill Summary:

The bill provides that, for purposes of the "Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado", if an essential worker who works outside of the home contracts COVID-19, the contraction is: Presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment; and A compensable accident, injury, or occupational disease. An essential worker is considered to have contracted COVID-19 if the worker tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a licensed physician, or has COVID-19 listed as the cause of death on the worker's death certificate. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

CEA Position Rationale: CEA believes that this legislation will ensure front line, essential workers have a path to file for, and receive, workers compensation if they contract COVID-19 while on the job/at work. These workers have a right to this protection.
Legislative Priorities: Prioritize Working Families and Union Values, Dismantle Inequitable and Racist Structures
Tier: 3

CEA Supported

Senate Status: Fail
Final Status: Postpone Indefinitely

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Senate Votes:

Gonzales, JulieDemocratDistrict 34Pro-Education Vote
Hansen, ChrisDemocratDistrict 31Pro-Education Vote
Lundeen, PaulRepublicanDistrict 9Anti-Education Vote
Rodriguez, RobertDemocratDistrict 32Pro-Education Vote
Tate, JackRepublicanDistrict 27Anti-Education Vote
Todd, NancyDemocratDistrict 28Pro-Education Vote
Woodward, RobRepublicanDistrict 15Anti-Education Vote