- District 13
Existing law establishes a workers' compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, to compensate an employee, as defined, 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 the employment. Existing law governs the procedures for filing a claim for workers' compensation, including filing a claim form, and provides that an injury is presumed compensable if liability is not rejected within 90 days after the claim form is filed, as specified. This bill would define "injury" for an employee to include illness or death resulting from the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) under specified circumstances, until January 1, 2024, and July 1, 2024, for employees generally, and until July 1, 2024, for certain peace officers, firefighters, and health care workers, among others. The bill would create a disputable presumption, as specified, that the injury arose out of and in the course of the employment and is compensable. The bill would limit the applicability of the presumption under certain circumstances. The bill would require an employee to exhaust their paid sick leave benefits and meet specified certification requirements before receiving any temporary disability benefits or, for police officers, firefighters, and other specified employees, a leave of absence. The bill would also make a claim relating to a COVID-19 illness presumptively compensable, as described above, after 30 days rather than 90 days. Until July 1, 2024, the bill would allow for a presumption of injury for all employees whose fellow employees at their place of employment experience specified levels of positive testing, and whose employer has 5 or more employees.
July 29 hearing postponed by committee.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 28. Noes 11.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (June 18).
Set for hearing June 18.
June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
Set for hearing June 9.
Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.
Set for hearing June 1.
Set for hearing May 14 in L., P.E. & R. pending receipt.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/20/20 - Introduced|
|04/01/20 - Amended Senate|
|04/22/20 - Amended Senate|
|06/18/20 - Amended Senate|
|08/03/20 - Amended Assembly|
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