Black Lung Benefits

House Bill Number: 

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.

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

HB 75 is assigned to the House Economic Development & Workforce Investment Committee.

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

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports