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HB 1437 — Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities

by Reps. Abruzzo and others (SB 648 by Senators Baxley and Campbell)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The bill provides that participants in adult or youth work experience programs operated by the Department of Education’s Division of Blind Services and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation are considered employees of the state for purposes of workers’ compensation coverage.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 112-0