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Title 27 Labor And Employment

Chapter 5 Orginal House Bill No. 2

Workers Compensation Contested Claims

An act relating to the Wyoming Workers Compensation Act; clarifying jurisdiction of contested workers compensation claims during the transition to claims adjudication by hearing examiners; establishing jurisdiction over actions for modification of awards granted by district courts; and providing for an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. Notwithstanding W.S. 27-14-602 as enacted by Section 3, Chapter 3, 1986 Special Session Laws of Wyoming, any workers compensation claim filed prior to July 1, 1987 in accordance with W.S. 27-12-101 through 27-12-805 and which is contested, shall remain under jurisdiction of the district court with original jurisdiction over the claim and the provisions of W.S. 27-12-101 through 27-12-805 shall apply to such claims in all respects until a final decision or order is rendered by the court. Any workers compensation claim filed with the clerk of court on or after July 1, 1987 and which is contested, shall be referred to a hearing examiner for disposition in accordance with W.S. 27-14-602 and the provisions of W.S. 27-14-101 through 27-14-804 shall apply to such claims in all respects.

Section 2. Repealed by Chapter 88, Laws of 1990.

Section 3. This act is effective immediately upon completion of all acts necessary for a bill to become law as provided by Article 4, Section 8 of the Wyoming Constitution.

Approved May 31, 1987

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