Governor signs workers' comp legislation

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 5:49pm

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a measure to change the way the state considers injured workers' claims.

The Republican governor held a ceremonial signing at a foundry in Clarksville on Tuesday.

A major feature of the measure is that it removes workers' compensation cases from the state's trial courts and instead creates special panels appointed by the governor to hear claims and appeals.

The legislation passed the Senate 28-2, and the House approved it 68-24.


8 Comments on this post:

By: WmTharonChandler on 5/8/13 at 12:18

WmTharonChandler on 5/8/13 at 1:14

In Tennessee the Teachers plan to be your influence for 100 years and i heard that part of their job security is to take it up the butt and say 'Ohh God' while they do it.

Gay Cub Scouts ? In USA they want to make me turn Gay even though i am not Gay and i suffered a Severe Gay Bashing at the National Guard Amory of Lawrenceburg Tennessee . The state had a hypnotist erase my memory after they forced me to apply for 'poor benefits' .

Not Gay and never received funds from a lawsuit;
W. Tharon Chandler

W. Tharon Chandler

By: pswindle on 5/8/13 at 8:00

The people of TN has lost again.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:05

Now, anyone splattered by molten metal at that TN foundry will have to suffer additional pain and suffering...thanks to the "Christians" who have hijacked the TN we know, Jesus had nothing but contempt for the working man and his family...right?

Billy Haslam should be in jail, for his role in the Pilot mega-fraud....not signing hate-based anti-worker legislation....git a rope!

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:08

WTC, the "not gay" victim of gay-bashing posted his rant on the wrong debate board....this fruitcake from way back has returned to the NCP comment boards...this should be entertaining.

WTC, you were gone for long time...did they just release you?

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 9:14

Actually, Jesus of Nazareth was never known to have picked up a carpenter's tool...or any tool for that matter....apparently Jesus never worked for a living...he lived off hand-outs and charity....never dated a female...only associated with Jewish males.....then he lectured the masses on how to live....surely, if alive today, Christ would be a Tea-Bagging Republican...he'd be a member of the party of hate....the party of Jeff Davis.

By: Loner on 5/8/13 at 8:07

Tennessee is a right-to-fire, union-loathing state that just gutted its Workman's Compensation program.

The legislature accomplished this by awarding the Workman's Compensation decision-making duties to an appointee of the of his yes-men..or yes-ladies.....this is akin to putting Ebeneezer Scrooge in charge of employee benefits.

Once again, Tennessee races to the very bottom....let's face it, only the desperate would be willing to work in a state with this sort of a Dickensian mindset....and the desperate, as Governor Haslam et al. know, can always be exploited.

This may not be a return to the good old days, when human beings were forced to work for free in Tennessee; but things are clearly headed in that direction...if it weren't for the damned Yankees, a full return to ante-bellum working conditions would be forthcoming in Tennessee....and throughout the Old Confederacy states.

By: CoyoteCrawford on 5/8/13 at 8:28

Was there a problem?

By: WmTharonChandler on 5/8/13 at 10:45

By: WmTharonChandler on 5/8/13 at 11:42

This venue is good enough for me to write concerning US Social Security (as paid to some local natives). United States Social security Payments ( to include SSI, SSD, and Social Security Retirement yet specificly with regard to SSI ) should more often be treated as an entitlement and not as something 'to be Manipulated) by arbitrary Administrators working at Local offices. The 'monies are Federal' but the Admin is Local, in Tennessee. The US people have been robbed of local Employment, robbed of housing availability by the US Immigration Policy, and robbed of a solvent Economy via the policy of the US treasury. For some fool to keep tooling with someone's SSI is a way of then trying to sexually enslave and control someone .

Don't you know ?