AB 1384

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2019
  • Passed Assembly May 02, 2019
  • Senate
  • Governor

Local educational agencies: liability for COVID-19-related injuries.

Abstract

Existing law establishes a system of public elementary and secondary schools in the state, and authorizes local educational agencies throughout the state to operate schools and provide instruction to pupils in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. Existing law provides that no monetary liability and no cause of action arises against specified entities for certain conduct, including, except for specified damages, for a hospital for any action taken upon the recommendation of its medical staff, or against any other person or organization for any action taken, or restriction imposed, which is required to be reported, if that action or restriction is reported, as specified. This bill would require, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as defined, the governing board of a local educational agency, as defined, or its designee, to establish health and safety policies and procedures for operating programs and facilities in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local requirements and COVID-19-related guidelines published by the State Department of Public Health. The bill would require the governing boards of local educational agencies, or their designees, to ensure that reasonable efforts are undertaken to implement those policies and procedures. The bill would exempt a local educational agency, and its officers or employees, that meet these requirements from monetary liability and damages for injury relating to COVID-19 infection, transmission, or specified policies and procedures established pursuant to the bill, any condition in existence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, or any act or omission by the local educational agency, its officers, or its employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as provided, with specified exceptions. By imposing new duties on local educational agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (16)

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Actions


Jul 29, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on JUD.

Jul 02, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on JUD.

Jun 29, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on JUD.

Jul 09, 2019

Senate

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jun 12, 2019

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jun 05, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 5). Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

May 28, 2019

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Reading-1
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on B. & F.I.

May 16, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.I.

May 02, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 1478.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Apr 25, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 24, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (April 24).

Apr 02, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 19. Noes 0.) (April 2). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 26, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Mar 25, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B. & P. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Feb 25, 2019

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 23, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.

Feb 22, 2019

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1384 HTML
02/22/19 - Introduced PDF
03/25/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/28/19 - Amended Senate PDF
06/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/02/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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