S.B. No. 742
relating to disqualification for eligibility for workers'
compensation benefits of certain professional athletes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subsection (c), Section 406.095, Labor Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(c) In this section, "professional athlete" means a person
employed as a professional athlete by a franchise of:
(1) the National Football League;
(2) the National Basketball Association;
(3) the American League of Professional Baseball
(4) the National League of Professional Baseball
(5) the International Hockey League; [
(6) the National Hockey League; or
(7) the Central Hockey League.
SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only
to a claim for workers' compensation benefits based on a
compensable injury that occurs on or after the effective date of
this Act. A claim based on a compensable injury that occurs before
that date is governed by the law in effect on the date that the
compensable injury occurred, and the former law is continued in
effect for that purpose.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 742 passed the Senate on
April 11, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 1.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 742 passed the House on
May 25, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House