AB 664

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 13, 2019
  • Senate
  • Governor

Workers' compensation: injury: COVID-19.

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 allows for a claim to be presumed compensable if it has not been rejected within 90 days of filing, as specified. Existing law imposes a duty on an employer to provide certain safety materials and adopt safety practices as necessary. A failure to meet this duty, under specified circumstances, is a misdemeanor. This bill would, until July 1, 2024, define "injury," for certain state and local firefighting personnel, peace officers, certain correctional and law enforcement personnel, as described, certain health care employees who provide direct patient care at an acute care hospital, and certain fire and rescue services coordinators who work for the Office of Emergency Services to include illness or death resulting from COVID-19, that is diagnosed on or after January 1, 2020, if certain circumstances apply. The bill would create a disputable presumption, as specified, that the injury arose out of and in the course of the employment. The bill would require a claim to be presumed compensable, if not rejected within 30 days, as specified. This bill would explicitly add emergency equipment or personal protective equipment, as described, to those materials required to be provided by an employer. A failure to comply with this additional requirement would not constitute a misdemeanor. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (31)

Gonzalez

     
Author

Lena Gonzalez

     
Coauthor

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 0.) (August 20).

Aug 17, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 12, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 3. Noes 0.) (August 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 31, 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
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

May 18, 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
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

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

Apr 17, 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
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jun 26, 2019

Senate

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

May 22, 2019

Senate

Referred to Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and APPR.

May 14, 2019

Senate

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

May 13, 2019

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 1617.)

Apr 25, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 24, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 24).

Apr 03, 2019

Assembly

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

Mar 14, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P.E. & R.

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

Mar 13, 2019

Assembly

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

Feb 28, 2019

Assembly

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

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

Feb 19, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 15, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB664 HTML
02/15/19 - Introduced PDF
03/13/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/17/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/05/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/18/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/31/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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