Your Legislative Team would like to thank all our members who took the time this week to call their Representative in opposition to HB 296, Workers Compensation, sponsored by Representative Adam Koenig. Our calls helped remove language about the permanent total disability benefit cutoff at age 70. Unfortunately HB 296 passed out of the full House of Representatives 58-40 still containing language that caps medical benefits for partially disabled workers at 15 years, limits cumulative injury claims, imposes medical treatment guides and cuts reopening rights to 4 years.
Please look at the attached vote count and note the 58 YEAS. These are the representatives that need to hear from you and know that this vote was a mistake. The 40 NAY votes deserve a thank you.
THESE CALLS ARE IMPORTANT!
The more they hear from us, the more attention they pay.
This bill is now in the Senate.
STOP HB 296 FROM BECOMING LAW, CALL YOUR SENATOR AT 1-800-372-7181 AND TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 296.
Tell them you are a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and if they expect us to go into harms way everyday to serve our communities then they need to have our back and guarantee workers compensation medical benefits in the event of an ON DUTY injury. Cutting off benefits at 15 years when medical care is still needed is UNACCEPTABLE AND DOES NOT RESPECT THE SACRIFICE WE ARE ASKED TO MAKE.
Calls should be made starting Monday 02/27/2017 at 7:00 am until Wednesday at 6:00 pm.
Thank you and stay safe,
Your Legislative Team