House Journal: Page 1048: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Jochum of Dubuque offered the following amendment H-8362 filed
by her and moved its adoption:
1 Amend Senate File 2190, as amended, passed, and
2 reprinted by the Senate, as follows:
3 1. Page 3, by inserting after line 6 the
5 "Sec. . Section 85.70, Code 2001, is amended to
6 read as follows:
7 85.70 ADDITIONAL PAYMENT FOR ATTENDANCE.
8 An employee who has sustained an injury resulting
9 in permanent partial or permanent total disability,
10 for which compensation is payable under this chapter,
who cannot return to gainful employment because of
such disability which prevents the employee from
13 returning to the same or similar employment, shall
14 upon application to and approval by the workers'
15 compensation commissioner be entitled to a
dollar one-hundred-dollar weekly payment from the
17 employer in addition to any other benefit payments,
18 during each full week in which the employee is
19 actively participating in a vocational rehabilitation
20 program recognized by the vocational rehabilitation
21 services division of the department of education. The
22 workers' compensation commissioner's approval of such
23 application for payment may be given only after a
24 careful evaluation of available facts, and after
25 consultation with the employer or the employer's
26 representative. Judicial review of the decision of
27 the workers' compensation commissioner may be obtained
28 in accordance with the terms of the Iowa
29 administrative procedure Act and in section 86.26.
30 Such additional benefit payment shall be paid for a
31 period not to exceed
thirteen twenty-six consecutive
32 weeks except that the workers' compensation
33 commissioner may extend the period of payment not to
34 exceed an additional
thirteen twenty-six weeks if the
35 circumstances indicate that a continuation of training
36 will in fact accomplish rehabilitation."
37 2. By renumbering as necessary.
Amendment H-8362 lost.
Ford of Polk offered the following amendment H-8339 filed by him
and moved its adoption:
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