The long-awaited “fix” to Missouri’s Second Injury Fund cleared the state Senate a little before 1 a.m. today and could be sent to the Governor by the House before the day is out.
The fund ran out of money long ago because the legislature in 2005 limited the surcharge businesses paid to support it.
The bill also overhauls the workers compensation program, which now will include occupational and toxic diseases. It also gives employers several options for insurance coverage.
Senate Sponsor Scott Rupp of Wentzville outlined the elements of the bill shortly before Senate passage.