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7 Brent H. GoodfellowPeggy Wallace 8
9 LONG TITLE
10 General Description:
11 This bill modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code in relation to customers who are
12 directed to participate in work experience or training programs funded by the
13 Department of Workforce Services.
14 Highlighted Provisions:
15 This bill:
16 . provides that a customer who participates in a work experience or training program
17 funded by the Department of Workforce Services is considered to be a volunteer
18 government worker of the department for the purpose of receiving workers'
19 compensation medical benefits; and
20 . provides that receipt of those benefits is the exclusive remedy for all injuries and
21 occupational diseases incurred as a volunteer government worker of the department.
22 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
24 Other Special Clauses:
26 Utah Code Sections Affected:
28 35A-1-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
30 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31 Section 1. Section 35A-1-108 is enacted to read:
32 35A-1-108. Participants in work experience or training programs funded by the
33 department -- Status -- Receipt of workers' compensation medical benefits.
34 (1) A customer who is directed to participate in a work experience or training program
35 funded by the department is considered to be a volunteer government worker of the department
36 solely for the purpose of receiving workers' compensation medical benefits.
37 (2) Receipt of medical benefits by a customer under Subsection (1) is the exclusive
38 remedy against the agency and the cooperating employer for all injuries and occupational
39 diseases as provided under Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers' Compensation Act, and Chapter 3,
40 Utah Occupational Disease Act.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-7-04 8:44 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
Interim Committee Note
as of 12-08-04 9:27 AM
The Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Interim Committee
recommended this bill.
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