Public Chapter 150

HOUSE BILL NO. 30

By Representatives Buck, Newton, Pinion

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 36

By Senator Crutchfield

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 50, Chapter 6, relative to wages in workers' compensation disputes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-6-225(c), is amended by adding the following as a new subdivision to be appropriately designated:

( ) Within sixty (60) days after the filing of an answer in an action under this section, the employer shall file with the court a wage statement detailing the employee's wages for the previous fifty-two (52) weeks, unless the employer stipulates that the maximum weekly workers' compensation rate applies in the particular action.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it.