SB 52-1_ Filed 01/31/2000, 10:02



    I move that Senate Bill 52 be amended to read as follows:

    Page 11, line 29, delete "or an affirmative finding of a hearing officer concerning".
    Page 11, line 30, delete "the disability".
    Page 11, line 30, delete "disability." and insert " , unless a member of the worker's compensation board determines, based upon other clear and convincing evidence, that due to the severity and nature of the injury, temporary total disability or temporary partial disability is obvious without medical opinion evidence of disability.".
    Page 31, between lines 27 and 28, begin a new paragraph and insert:
    "SECTION 12. IC  22-3-3-32 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 32. The provisions of this article may not be construed to result in an award of or series of awards for benefits in which the number of weeks paid and to be paid for temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, or permanent total disability combined exceeds five hundred (500) weeks. This section shall not be construed to prevent a person who is permanently totally disabled from applying for an award under IC  22-3-3-13 . However, in case of permanent total disability resulting from an injury occurring on or after January 1, 1998, the minimum total benefit shall not be less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000).".

    Page 63, line 10, reset in roman "However, in case of permanent total".     
    Page 63, reset in roman lines 11 through 13.
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.

    (Reference is to SB 52 as printed January 28, 2000.)



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