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SF 2955

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/15/2022 09:12am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to workers' compensation; providing for workers' compensation
presumption reimbursement; appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginWORKERS' COMPENSATION COVID-19 PRESUMPTION
REIMBURSEMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Fund created. new text end

new text begin The workers' compensation COVID-19 presumption
reimbursement fund is created in the state treasury to reimburse employees in job
classifications otherwise entitled to the presumption established by Laws 2020, chapter 72,
section 1, but for a date of injury occurring between January 1, 2022, and the day before
enactment of 2022 House File No. 1203, if enacted, whose COVID-19 claim is denied at
least in part due to unavailability of the presumption between January 1, 2022, and the day
before enactment of 2022 House File No. 1203, if enacted. Reimbursements shall be made
from the fund to eligible employees by the commissioner of labor and industry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Submission for reimbursement. new text end

new text begin An employee described in subdivision 1 shall
submit to the commissioner in a format prescribed by the commissioner information regarding
the amounts to be reimbursed from the fund. The commissioner shall make reimbursements
to eligible employees on a first-come, first-served basis. No funds may be reimbursed after
December 31, 2022.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report to legislature. new text end

new text begin By February 15, 2023, the commissioner shall report to
the legislature regarding reimbursements paid to employees under this section.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVID-19
PRESUMPTION REIMBURSEMENTS.
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new text begin $....... in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the workers' compensation fund to the
commissioner of management and budget for deposit in the workers' compensation
COVID-19 reimbursement fund to provide reimbursements as specified in section 1. This
is a onetime appropriation. Funds are available until December 31, 2022.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end