HB 1107-Relating to Public Records/Workers’ Compensation
On Wednesday, May 3rd, HB 1107, by Representative Ben Albritton (R-Bartow) was taken up as amended by the Senate. The House then concurred with the amended version of the bill and passed HB 1107 by a vote of 119 yeas to 0 nays.
This bill would exempt private and personal identifying information of an injured worker or deceased employee from public record. Currently, this information is open to the public and often times injured workers are inundated with outreach from attorneys wanting to take on their cases immediately after filing their claim.
HB 1107 will now go to the desk of the Governor.
AIF SUPPORTS protecting the private information of injured or deceased employees.