Black Lung Benefits

House Bill Number: 
75

House Bill 75 would repeal language in the 2018 worker comp law limiting who can perform evaluations in occupational disease claims; this law has been used to make it much harder for miners with black lung disease to qualify for compensation.

Learn more about the crisis in black lung in Fixing What's Broke.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Reps. Angie Hatton, Robert Goforth & Travis Brenda
KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports