Second Injury Fund

Second Injury Fund
4:45 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund

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Missouri's long-ailing Second Injury Fund is at the center of a lawsuit heard Tuesday before the State Supreme Court.

David Spradling was injured on the job in 1998 after having previously been declared disabled, and died in 2005 from unrelated circumstances.  He had filed a Second Injury Fund claim, which his three children pursued, and in 2011 were awarded his disability payments for the rest of their lives.  Attorney Sheila Blaylock represented the Spradlings before the High Court.

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Politically Speaking
2:04 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Politically Speaking: Sen. Rupp On School Transfers And The Second Injury Fund Fix

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.

On this week's show: Missouri Senator Scott Rupp (R-Lincoln) joins the trio to discuss Normandy students busing to Francis Howell. Rupp was also an architect of the lauded Second Injury Fund fix, and talks about how it came to be.

Follow Chris McDaniel on Twitter@csmcdaniel

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Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund
5:02 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Second Injury Fund Fix/Workers' Comp Bill To Gov. Nixon

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Legislation that would revive Missouri's ailing Second Injury Fund and seek to reduce the number of occupational disease lawsuits was passed Thursday by the Missouri House.  It had already passed the Missouri Senate during pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.

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Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund
2:08 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Final Version Of Workers' Comp/Second Injury Fund Fix Passes Mo. Senate, Heads To House

Missouri Capitol Building.
KWMU.

Early this morning, the Missouri Senate passed legislation that would fix the state's ailing Second Injury Fund.

The fund is designed to help disabled workers who suffer a second work-related injury.  It began running out of money after lawmakers eight years ago capped the surcharge businesses have to pay into it.  Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Senator Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville), would temporarily increase the surcharge.

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Missouri Legislative Session
6:31 am
Mon May 13, 2013

With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session?

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.  The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.  St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.

Nixon vs. lawmakers, tax credit reform

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MO Statehouse
2:04 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Mo. Senate Advances Bill Fixing Insolvent Fund For Injured Workers

Missouri State Capitol.
(St. Louis Public Radio/Marshall Griffin)

Updated at 5:40 p.m. to include comments from the bill's sponsor, Sen. Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville).


Missouri senators have passed legislation replenishing an insolvent fund for injured workers and limiting lawsuits for job-related diseases.


The 32-2 vote on Thursday sent the measure to the House.

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worker's compensation/2nd injury fund
2:28 am
Wed February 13, 2013

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

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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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Second Injury Fund
12:07 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Second Injury Fund Debate Begins In Mo. Senate

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Senate spent more than two hours debating legislation Monday that would keep the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund alive.


The proposal being considered would raise fees that businesses across the state currently pay into the fund while placing restrictions on future claims.  State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D, University City) said in floor debate that raising the cap on businesses was a good move, but expressed concern that people with pre-existing conditions would be left out.

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Mo. 2012 legislative session
1:26 am
Sat May 19, 2012

2012 Missouri legislative session ends

Mo. Capitol
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri lawmakers have wrapped up the 2012 legislative session.  They passed 115 bills this year, nearly 50 of them on the final day alone.  But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin tells us, several high-priority issues didn’t make it to the finish line.

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worker's compensation/2nd injury fund
4:29 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. House passes workers' comp, 2nd Injury Fund fix

Mo. Capitol
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Missouri House has passed its version of a workers’ compensation bill that also proposes to fix the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund.

The vote again fell mostly along party lines, passing 92 to 56, with one lawmaker voting "present."  The measure would place occupational disease claims back within the workers’ comp system and would bar employees from suing each other over workplace injuries and illnesses.  Democrats, including Kevin McManus of Kansas City, objects to moving claims out of the courts and back to workers' comp.

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