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A republican mud fight in the Missouri Senate.

From a republican consultant:

@JamesMNHarris James Harris

No one should be surprised that Kevin #Engler joined MATA and is filibustering against workers comp reform (SB8). He loves MATA $$$.

1 hour ago

@JamesMNHarris James Harris

I love you @tonymess but #Engler always sides w/ labor and MATA against Missouri jobs.

1 hour ago

@JamesMNHarris James Harris

@mskstl Who needs democrat lawmakers when you have Sen. Kevin #Engler working against job creators and for liberal groups like #MATA.

43 minutes ago

From a Democratic senator:

@joliejustus Jolie Justus

I dusted off my Jedi mind tricks tonight & now the Repubs are filibustering for the working man. You’re welcome. 58 minutes ago

@jessicapodhola Jessica Podhola

RT @tonymess: Sen. @joliejustus has coined a term of what’s going on in Senate right now: “Republigeddon.”// too funny 30 minutes ago

@FiredUpMissouri Fired Up! Missouri

MT @sarahfelts: MT @tonymess: Sen @BrianNieves calls @jamesmnharris a “tool,” says he has “no principles” & calls him a “big loser” #moleg

37 seconds ago

A “big loser”? Senator Nieves (r) used to have more bite.

The bill:

SB 8 Restricts co-employee liability in workers’ compensation cases

Sponsor: Goodman

LR Number: 0367S.04P Fiscal Note: 0367-04P.ORG

Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence

Last Action: 3/3/2011 – S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection–SB 8-Goodman, with SCS & SS#2 for SCS (pending) Journal Page:

Title: SS SCS SB 8 Calendar Position:

Effective Date: August 28, 2011

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SB 8 – This act ensures that co-employees shall be released from liability for all workplace injuries under the workers’ compensation system except when they engage in an affirmative negligent act that purposefully and dangerously caused or increased the risk of injury.

“Toxic exposure” is defined as any prolonged chemical exposure that can cause death, abnormalities, disease, mutations, cancer, deformities, or reproductive malfunctions in a human organism if consumed by a human or when otherwise entering the human body in sufficient quantities to do so. Claims for injury and death due to such exposure shall not be compensable under the workers’ compensation system but instead, allowed to proceed as negligence claims in tort.

CHRIS HOGERTY

SA 1 – MODIFIES THE DEFINITION OF “TOXIC EXPOSURE” TO INCLUDE CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE AND MATERIAL EXPOSURE AND SUCH SUBSTANCE OR MATERIAL THAT CAN BE INHALED OR ABSORBED.

SA 2 – EXCEPTS DISEASE CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO CIGARETTE SMOKE FROM THE DEFINITION OF “TOXIC EXPOSURE”.

SA 3 – STATES THAT EMPLOYERS SHALL FURNISH COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES.