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Thursday, May 7, 2015

NJ State Bar Association Opposes Workers' Compensation COLA Bill

"The New Jersey State Bar Association respectfully has concerns with S-929 (Sweeney) which concerns certain workers' compensation supplemental benefits. The New Jersey State Bar Association opposes this legislation in order to preserve the “Reverse Offset” provision in New Jersey, visa vie Social Security, which provides for a reduction of the workers' compensation benefit of a worker also receiving disability insurance. Enacting this legislation has the potential of harming the economic integrity of New Jersey’s current cost effective system by allowing for a double recovery of disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits, which will in turn increase the cost of doing business in New Jersey. A potential alternative that would limit these adverse consequences would be to limit the application of the bill to survivor/death benefits. For the reasons set for above, the New Jersey State Bar Association respectfully opposes this bill."


Status of S-929
Identical Bill Number: A1908    (2R)
Last Session Bill Number: A4514   S613 (1R) 

Sweeney, Stephen M.   as Primary Sponsor
Madden, Fred H., Jr.   as Primary Sponsor

1/16/2014 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee
3/17/2014 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
3/17/2014 Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
6/5/2014   Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/12/2014 Passed by the Senate (21-15)
6/12/2014 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
10/27/2014 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
3/16/2015 Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading

Introduced - 5 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Statement - SLA 3/17/14 - 3 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Fiscal Estimate - 3/26/14; as introduced - 8 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Statement - SBA 6/5/14 - 4 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Statement - ALA 10/27/14 - 4 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Statement - AAP 3/16/2015 - 3 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Reprint - 3 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 
Fiscal Estimate - 4/8/15; 1R - 8 pages PDF Format    HTML Format 


Committee Voting:
SLA  3/17/2014  -  r/favorably  -  Yes {3}  No {1}  Not Voting {0}  Abstains {1}  -  Roll Call
SBA  6/5/2014  -  r/favorably  -  Yes {8}  No {2}  Not Voting {2}  Abstains {1}  -  Roll Call
ALA  10/27/2014  -  r/favorably  -  Yes {6}  No {2}  Not Voting {0}  Abstains {1}  -  Roll Call
AAP  3/16/2015  -  r/Aca  -  Yes {6}  No {1}  Not Voting {1}  Abstains {1}  -  Roll Call

Session Voting:
Sen.    6/12/2014  -  3RDG FINAL PASSAGE   -  Yes {21}  No {15}  Not Voting {4}    -  Roll Call

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