VIDEO: Rep. Hays Points to Lack of Reforms in "Fake" Workers Compensation Reform Bill

On the final day of the Spring Session in Springfield, House Democrats brought forward legislation they called "workers' compensation reform." Unfortunately, HB 2525 lacked the one thing that was vital in fixing our failing workers' comp system- actual reforms.

During the House floor debate on the bill Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) pointed to a local company that was forced to close its doors and lay off hundreds of workers. The company president told Hays at the time that the outrageous cost of workers' compensation premiums in Illinois was a significant contributing factor to their decision to leave the state.

You can watch Hays' floor debate on on the bill here.

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