On March 29, 2011, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced Senate Bill 669, known as “A bill to amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to improve the compensation system, and for other purposes.” The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for consideration. The text of the bill was posted online this morning. Additional blog entries regarding the content of the bill will be posted soon.
At the outset, it is important to note that Senator Isakson has previously sponsored bills that would amend the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. In 2006, Senator Isakson sponsored Senate Bill 3987; in 2007, he sponsored Senate Bill 846; and in 2009, he sponsored Senate Bill 236.