SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5532
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Matson, Owen, Oke, McCaslin, Stratton and Nelson).
Read first time March 6, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to the definition of acting in the course of employment; and amending RCW 51.08.013.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 51.08.013 and 1979 c 111 s 15 are each amended to read as follows:
in the course of employment" means the worker acting at his or her
employer's direction or in the furtherance of his or her employer's business
which shall include time spent going to and from work on the jobsite, as
defined in RCW 51.32.015 and 51.36.040, insofar as such time is immediate to
the actual time that the worker is engaged in the work process in areas
controlled by his or her employer, except parking areas, and it is not
necessary that at the time an injury is sustained by a worker he or she be
doing the work on which his or her compensation is based or that the event be within
the time limits on which industrial insurance or medical aid premiums or
assessments are paid. Notwithstanding any participation by the employer, the
term shall not include ((
time spent going to or coming from the employer's
place of business in commuter ride sharing, as defined in RCW 46.74.010(1),
notwithstanding any participation by the employer in the ride-sharing
arrangement)) travel to the worker's regular jobsite prior to a
workshift or travel from the worker's regular jobsite subsequent to a
workshift, regardless of whether the employer provides a vehicle, bus pass,
parking place, or any other assistance to a worker in transportation to or from
the worker's regular jobsite.