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Bill Number: 547 Ratification Number: 318 Act Number 309 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Workers Compensation Law and the Second Injury Fund
(A309, R318, S547)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 42-9-400, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THE EMPLOYER OR THE INSURANCE CARRIER MUST BE REIMBURSED FROM THE SECOND INJURY FUND WHEN DISABILITY RESULTS FROM PREEXISTING IMPAIRMENT AND SUBSEQUENT INJURY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY EMPLOYER OPERATING IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 42-5-20 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE SECOND INJURY FUND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Second Injury Fund; employer ineligible for reimbursement
SECTION 1. Section 42-9-400 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"(k) Any employer operating in violation of Section 42-5-20 is not eligible for reimbursement from the South Carolina Second Injury Fund."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.