Washington - HB1723 - 2017

Creating the presumption of occupational disease for certain employees at the United States department of energy Hanford site.

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Added On: 02-08-2017
Updated On: 08-22-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
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Actions (18)

  • 01-27-2017 - First reading, referred to Labor & Workplace Standards
  • 02-09-2017 - Public hearing in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 8:00 AM.
  • 02-14-2017 - Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM.
  • 02-16-2017 - Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 8:00 AM.
  • 02-16-2017 - Minority; do not pass.
  • 02-16-2017 - Minority; without recommendation.
  • 02-16-2017 - LAWS - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.
  • 02-17-2017 - Referred to Rules 2 Review.
  • 02-28-2017 - Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
  • 03-02-2017 - Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
  • 03-02-2017 - Third reading, passed; yeas, 69; nays, 29; absent, 0; excused, 0.
  • 03-02-2017 - 1st substitute bill substituted
  • 03-06-2017 - First reading, referred to Commerce, Labor & Sports.
  • 03-22-2017 - Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor & Sports at 1:30 PM.
  • 04-23-2017 - By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.
  • 04-24-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • 05-23-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
  • 06-21-2017 - By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Votes (1)

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03-02-2017HouseRules2900yes

News (7)

State bill for ill Hanford worker compensation resurfaces - Tri-City Herald
Published by tri-cityherald.com
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:57:40 GMT

A bill that would allow ill Hanford workers to more easily get worker compensation claims approved has popped up very late in the state legislative session. It's essentially the same as a bill passed earlier this year by the House. But the initial bill ...

Sick and denied care at Hanford: 'We want our lives back' - kgw.com
Published by kgw.com
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:17:38 GMT

At Hanford, the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries doesn't manage the site's worker compensation program. A special agreement .... And we will probably have to sell the house or lose it,” said Melinda Rouse. ... HB 1723, sponsored by Rep ...

Senators demand investigation of Hanford worker comp - KING5.com
Published by king5.com
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 02:29:18 GMT

Washington state's U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the Department of Energy's Inspector General to investigate the workers compensation program at the Hanford Site, responding to complaint by workers, union leaders and KING 5's reporting that sick ...

Good News and Bad News at Hanford, America's Most Polluted Site - The Investigative Fund (blog)
Published by theinvestigativefund.org
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:15:27 GMT

It's a new year and new administration, but the strong radioactive stench is the same out at Hanford in eastern Washington, home of the world's costliest environmental cleanup. In January, a ... Now, Washington State legislators are pushing HB 1723, a ...

Lawmakers consider bill to help sick Hanford workers - KING5.com
Published by king5.com
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:30:56 GMT

Members of the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee heard emotional testimony from sick Hanford workers Thursday who drove over snowy roads from the Tri-Cities to get their voices heard. “All I did wrong was ... Now they're asking state ...

House approves bill aimed to help sick Hanford workers - KING5.com
Published by king5.com
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:10:08 GMT

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Members of the Washington state House of Representatives approved HB 1723 Thursday afternoon, which would help sick Hanford workers get their worker compensation claims approved. The vote was 69 to 29, and now the matter goes ...

Bill aims to help sick Hanford workers fight L & I process - KING5.com
Published by king5.com
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:55:28 GMT

HB 1723, sponsored by Rep. Larry Haler (R-Richland), would grant the workers a presumption that they contracted their disease in the workplace. This bill is fashioned after similar legislation passed in 1987 that gave firefighters in Washington state a ...