AB 2043

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 29, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 28, 2020

Occupational safety and health: agricultural employers and employees: COVID-19 response.

Abstract

Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, provides the Division of Occupational Safety and Health within the Department of Industrial Relations with the power, jurisdiction, and supervision over all employment and places of employment necessary to enforce and administer all occupational health and safety laws and standards and to protect employees. Under the act, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board within the division is authorized to adopt, amend, or repeal occupational safety and health standards and orders. This bill would require the division to disseminate, in both English and Spanish, information on best practices for COVID-19 infection prevention, as specified, consistent with the Guidance Documents available on the division's internet website, including, but not limited to, the Guidance Document entitled, "Cal/OSHA Safety and Health Guidance: COVID-19 Infection Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees." The bill would also require the division to work collaboratively with community organizations and organizations representing employees and employers to conduct a statewide outreach campaign, targeted at agricultural employees, to assist with the statewide dissemination of the best practices information and to educate employees on any COVID-19-related employment benefits to which they are entitled, including access to paid sick leave and workers' compensation. The bill would require the campaign to include public service announcements on local Spanish radio stations and the distribution of workplace signs. The bill would require the division to routinely compile and report, via its internet website, information relating to the subject matter, findings, and results of any investigation by the division relating to practices or conditions prescribed in the Guidance Documents or a COVID-19 illness or injury at a workplace of agricultural employees, as specified. The bill would repeal these provisions when the state of emergency has been terminated by proclamation of the Governor or by concurrent resolution of the Legislature, as specified. The bill would also direct the division to enforce the Guidance Documents to the extent any specific Guidance Document applies to any specific workplace and to the extent the division has existing regulatory authority. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (8)

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Actions


Sep 28, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 212, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Urgency clause adopted. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 67. Noes 0. Page 5359.).

Aug 29, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 33. Noes 0.).

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 06, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (August 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 28, 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.

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

Jul 08, 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.

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

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

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

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

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

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

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 55. Noes 15. Page 4829.)

Jun 10, 2020

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 4747.)

Jun 08, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 14. Noes 4.) (June 3).

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 21, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (May 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

May 12, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & E.

May 11, 2020

Assembly

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

Mar 16, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Feb 14, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on L. & E. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L. & E. and JUD.

Feb 04, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 5.

Feb 03, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2043 HTML
02/03/20 - Introduced PDF
05/11/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/04/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/10/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/08/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/28/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/28/20 - Chaptered PDF

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