Maine LD 81: An Act To Amend the Workers’ Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation

LD 81 (subjects: WORKERS COMPENSATION , PROCEDURES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=81&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. John Patrick of Oxford: (D – District 18) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/20/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 60
19 Yeas – 16 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/13/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 73
(Yeas 79 – Nays 67 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-79) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-79).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland The Senate ADHERED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/19/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-79).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Workers’ Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 39-A MRSA 311, sub- 1, E and F, as enacted by PL 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, 8 and affected by 9 to 11, are amended to read:

E. The taking of unfair advantage of an employee’s physical, mental or economic problems or shortcomings; and
F. Interrogations or investigations conducted under such circumstances as to be severely intimidating to the employee . ; and

Sec. 2. 39-A MRSA 311, sub- 1, G is enacted to read:

G. Continued questioning by an investigator, employer or employer’s representative of an employee after that employee requests that a representative of the employee’s choice be present during the questioning and that request is denied; this paragraph applies, without limitation, to questions regarding the employee’s ability to work and job modifications.

SUMMARY

This bill expands the list of statements that are inadmissible in proceedings under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 to include statements obtained after continued questioning of an employee by an investigator, employer or an employer’s representative after that employee’s request to have a representative of the employee’s choice present has been denied.

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