AB 685

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

Occupational safety: COVID-19 exposure: notification.

Abstract

Existing law requires an employer to file a report of every occupational injury or occupational illness, as defined, of each employee that results in lost time beyond the date of the injury or illness, and that requires medical treatment beyond first aid, with the Department of Industrial Relations, on a form prescribed by the department. Existing law requires an employer to immediately report a serious occupational injury, illness, or death to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health by telephone or email, as specified. Existing law makes a violation of certain of these provisions a crime. This bill would require a public or private employer to provide specified notifications to its employees, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the State Department of Public Health, relating to the exposure of its employees to COVID-19 that the employer knew of or should have reasonably have known of, as specified. The bill would define "exposure to COVID-19." The bill would make it a misdemeanor if an employer violates the notification requirements of these provisions. Because a violation of these provisions would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the State Department of Public Health to make the information publicly available on their internet websites, as specified. 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Aug 06, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (August 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 02, 2020

Senate

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

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

Jun 30, 2020

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

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.

Jun 18, 2019

Senate

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

Jun 06, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

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 78. Noes 0. Page 1873.)

May 20, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (May 16).

Apr 24, 2019

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 02, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (April 2). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 27, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 26). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Feb 28, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on HUM. S. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on HUM. S. and JUD.

Feb 19, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 15, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

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02/15/19 - Introduced PDF
06/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF

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