This week, the Ohio Senate unanimously approved House Bill 75, the two-year, $715 million operating budget of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC). The measure, supported by the OMA, contains noteworthy reforms, including a reduction in the statute of limitations for occupational disease claims from two years to one year, and a provision to prevent claimants who were previously denied a permanent disability benefit from reapplying unless there’s a change in circumstances.
HB 75 now goes back to the House, which will consider the Senate’s changes.
Also this week, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 76, the Ohio Industrial Commission budget. 6/2/2021