BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.
To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.
To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.
Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill to modify state workers compensation statutes to make failure to report an income change a felony.
H.B. 2236 would make failure to report a material change in income to an employer, insurance carrier or third-party administrator by an individual receiving temporary total disability benefits a felony punishable by up to seven years’ imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine. The bill passed the Oklahoma House on Monday in a 79-14 vote and passed the Senate last month in a 33-13 vote.
The bill now goes to Gov. Kevin Stitt for consideration. If signed into law, the legislation would take effect Nov. 1, 2021.