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NFIB/Kentucky Members Help Defeat Trial Lawyer Bill

Date: March 18, 2014

NFIB/Kentucky State Director Tom Underwood says a quick and emphatic response to our urgent Action Alerts helped defeat a bad bill that would have hurt small business.

"Senate Bill 137 was scheduled to be heard this week in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.  

"The bill would have doubled workers' compensation attorneys' fees and added several more years of benefits to workers' claims.  

"The cost of these changes was expected increase workers' comp premiums between by 8 percent to 12 percent. 

"What the bill's supporters didn't count on was the passion that small-business owners bring to a fight when they are threatened.  

"Your rapid response to our Action Alerts killed SB 137. A special thanks goes to Sen. Sara Beth Gregory (Monticello) for bringing together opposition on the Senate Floor. The bill is now sitting in the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee, where it's unlikely to get called for a vote.

"Please take a few minutes to call and thank your Senator for their opposition to SB 137.  

"We'll be watching for other legislation that would be a threat to small business."

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