Yesterday, House Amendment 1 to HB782 was filed. The amendment extends the COVID-19 rebuttal presumption to 6/30/21.
As a reminder, HB2455 provides a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 exposure arose out of and in the course of employment for first responders and front-line workers. The current law applies to employees who contracted the virus between 3/9/20 and 12/31/20.
The amendment would also extend various disability and death benefits for public police and fire employees due to COVID-19.
The legislation has already been sent to the House floor for a second reading. The Illinois General Assembly will meet from 1/8/21 through 1/13/21, when the new 102nd General Assembly is sworn in.
We expect the amendment to be approved and quickly signed by Gov. Pritzker.
We will keep you posted. For comments or questions, please contact us.