HB 1155

83(R) - 2013
Business, Industry, & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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  • Neutral


John Smithee

Bill Caption

Relating to suspension of payment of certain income benefits under the workers' compensation system for failure to submit to a designated doctor examination.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1155 would suspend health insurance benefits for employees with an injury who are receiving Texas Worker's Compensation employee benefits if the individual does not have an examination with a designated doctor. The only exemption is if the individual has a good cause for not having an examination.

Analysis: This legislation would maintain employee responsibility to provide accurate information on injuries to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). As a result, it would provide transparency to ensure that taxpayer's funding is not distributed for unintended reasons. We support HB 1155.