Senate Study Bill 1115 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1prohibiting payment of workers’ compensation benefits
2to alien dependents designated as terrorists pursuant to
3federal law or subject to federal arrest warrants.
4BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
1   Section 1.  Section 85.51, Code 2021, is amended to read as
2follows:
   385.51  Alien dependents in foreign country.
   4In case a deceased employee for whose injury or death
5compensation is payable leaves surviving an alien dependent
6or dependents residing outside the United States, the consul
7general, consul, vice consul, or consular agent of the nation
8of which the said dependent or dependents are citizens, or
9the duly appointed representative of such consular official
10resident in the state of Iowa, shall be regarded as the
11exclusive representative of such dependent or dependents, and
12said the consular officials or their representatives shall
13have the same rights and powers in all matters of compensation
14which said the nonresident aliens would have if resident in
15the state of Iowa. However, compensation shall not be payable
16to a dependent who is designated as a terrorist by a federal
17agency pursuant to applicable federal law or who is subject to
18an arrest warrant issued by a federal agency.

19EXPLANATION
20The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
21the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   22This bill prohibits payment of workers’ compensation
23benefits to a surviving alien dependent of a person to whom
24such benefits were payable, if the dependent is not a resident
25of the United States and is also either designated as a
26terrorist by a federal agency pursuant to applicable federal
27law or subject to an arrest warrant issued by a federal agency.
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