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8:20 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Mo. Senate Gives 1st-Round Approval To Workers' Comp, 2nd Injury Fund Fix

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 9:16 am

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday night gave first-round approval to a workers’ compensation bill that includes a proposed fix for the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.

Senate Bill 1 would replenish the fund by temporarily doubling the fees business may be charged, while restricting the types of injuries that would be covered.  The sponsor, State Senator Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville), calls it an ideal compromise.

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