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Workmen's Compensation Reform Bill Passes in the House (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-06-04

Duration: 00:06:53

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Workers' compensation | REFORM BILLS | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Labor


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Thompson, Mike Speaker
  • Borne, Leon Speaker
  • Accardo, Joe Speaker
  • Dastugue, Quentin Speaker
  • Flory, Gordon Interviewee


This segment from the June 4, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the floor debate and passage of the Workmen’s Compensation reform bill in the House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) and opposed by the Louisiana AFL-CIO, creates a state division of workmen’s compensation to settle claims and cut down on the high number of court settlements. The bill now moves to the Senate for approval. Host: Beth George