Worker’s comp, notice of hearing
WORKER’S COMPENSATION – Amends existing law to remove a requirement that a notice of hearing be sent by registered or certified mail.

RS30807 / S1238

A Notice of Hearing is required to be sent by certified mail under Idaho Code 72-713, making it the only pleadings statutorily required to be served by the Commission in this manner.

This legislation retains the requirement that the Commission give at least ten days written notice of hearing to the parties but eliminates the requirement that such notice must be served on the parties by certified mail. The amendment would allow for service of a Notice of Hearing to be made by regular mail, or by email. Pro se litigants are allowed to file and receive pleadings by email, regular mail, personal service or Facsimile transmission.

This legislation will have no impact on the state’s General fund or any dedicated fund or federal fund because this change will result in a de minimus savings in dedicated fund monies.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/19 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
01/22 Reported Printed; referred to Commerce & Human Resources
02/16 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/19 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/26 Read third time in full – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Forsmann(Carlson), Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Cook
Title apvd - to House
02/27 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
02/27 Read First Time, Referred to Commerce & Human Resources