REFERENCE TITLE: prisoners; injuries; industrial commission notification





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fourth Legislature

Second Regular Session





HB 2552


Introduced by

Representatives Engel: Pawlik, Payne, Rodriguez, Toma





amending title 31, chapter 2, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 31‑256; relating to labor by prisoners.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 31, chapter 2, article 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 31-256, to read:

START_STATUTE31-256.  Prisoner injuries; industrial commission notification

If a prisoner is injured while engaged in productive work in any state prison or institution under the jurisdiction of the department or a private prison under contract with the department as part of the prison industries program or while engaged in productive work for a private person, firm, corporation or association under a contract pursuant to section 41‑1624.01, the director shall provide notice of the injury to the industrial commission of Arizona in the same manner as if the prisoner were entitled to workers' compensation under title 23, chapter 6.  This section does not provide benefits to a prisoner who is injured.  END_STATUTE