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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.175

Introduced by   Representatives Allard of St. Albans Town, Barnard of Richmond, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Howrigan of Fairfield, Keenan of St. Albans City, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, Morley of Barton and O'Donnell of Vernon

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Labor; workers' compensation; funeral benefits

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the amount provided for funeral costs when an employee is killed on the job.

AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING FUNERAL BENEFITS UNDER WORKERS' COMPENSATION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  21 V.S.A. § 639 is amended to read:

§ 639.  -DEATH,; PAYMENT TO DEPENDENTS

In cases of the death of a person from any cause other than the accident during the period of payments for disability or for the permanent injury, the remaining payments for disability then due or for the permanent injury shall be made to the person's dependents according to the provisions of sections 635 and 636 of this title, or if there are none, the remaining amount due, but not exceeding $5,500.00 $7,000.00 for burial and funeral expenses and expenses for out-of-state transportation of the decedent to the place of burial not to exceed $1,000.00, shall be paid in a lump sum to the proper person.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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