that Senate Bill 52 be amended to read as follows:
Page 11, line 29, delete "or an affirmative finding of a hearing
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
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).".
(Reference is to SB 52 as printed January 28, 2000.)