AB 196

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 23, 2019
  • Senate
  • Governor

Workers' compensation: COVID-19: essential occupations and industries.

Abstract

Existing law establishes a workers' compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law creates a disputable presumption that specified injuries sustained in the course of employment of a specified member of law enforcement or a specified first responder arose out of and in the course of employment. Existing law establishes procedures for filing a workers' compensation claim, including a 90-day investigatory period prior to acceptance or denial. Existing law presumes a claim is accepted if it is not denied within the first 90 days after filing. This bill would define "injury," for certain employees who are employed in an occupation or industry deemed essential in the Governor's Executive Order of March 19, 2020 (Executive Order N-33-20) , except as specified, or who are subsequently deemed essential, to include coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that develops or manifests itself during a period of employment of those persons in the essential occupation or industry. The bill would apply to injuries occurring on or after March 1, 2020, would create a disputable presumption, as specified, that the injury arose out of and in the course of the employment, and would extend that presumption following termination of service for a period of 90 days, commencing with the last date actually worked. The bill would shorten the investigatory timeframe for denial or presumed acceptance of a claim to 30 days, rather than 90 days.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Gonzalez

     
Author

Votes


Actions


Sep 01, 2020

Senate

Ordered to inactive file by unanimous consent.

Aug 26, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 20).

Aug 17, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Aug 12, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 1.) (August 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

May 05, 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 L., P.E. & R.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jun 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

May 24, 2019

Senate

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

May 23, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 66. Noes 7. Page 1858.)

May 20, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 14. Noes 1.) (May 16).

May 01, 2019

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 24, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 1.) (April 24). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 27, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Mar 26, 2019

Assembly

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

Mar 25, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Jan 11, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 10.

Jan 10, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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01/10/19 - Introduced PDF
03/26/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/05/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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