Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
February 6, 1998
House Business Affairs
Will Meyer (866-4976)
TITLE: CONCERNING ADDITIONAL CRITERIA FOR TERMINATION OF TEMPORARY DISABILITY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS.
Summary of Assessment
The provisions of this bill would address the situation of when an injured worker, having once had a temporary total disability benefits terminated, returns to work and thereafter quits, retires, is discharged for cause, or goes on leave. This bill would provide that such benefits would not be available in such a situation, partially overruling the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling in the PDM Molding, Inc. v. Stanberg. The bill would become effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
The provisions of the bill would not have any impact on any agency of the state, or unit of local government. Therefore, this bill is assessed as having no fiscal impact.
Labor and Employment