Eloise Gómez Reyes
- District 50
Existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, authorizes the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to prohibit the performance of an operation or process, or entry into that place of employment when, in its opinion, a place of employment, operation, or process, or any part thereof, exposes workers to the risk of infection with COVID-19, so as to constitute an imminent hazard to employees. Existing law requires that the prohibition be issued in a manner so as not to materially interrupt the performance of critical governmental functions essential to ensuring public health and safety functions or the delivery of electrical power or water. Existing law requires that these provisions not prevent the entry or use, with the division's knowledge and permission, for the sole purpose of eliminating the dangerous conditions. This bill would add the delivery of renewable natural gas to the list of utilities that the division's prohibitions are not allowed to materially interrupt. Under existing law, if an employer or representative of the employer receives a notice of potential exposure to COVID-19, the employer is required to take specified actions within one business day of the notice of potential exposure, including providing written notice to all employees on the premises at the same worksite that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Existing law requires, if an employer or the employer's representative is notified of enough COVID-19 cases to meet the definition of an outbreak, the employer, with the exception of a health facility, to notify the local public health agency within 48 hours, as provided. Existing law also requires the State Department of Public Health to make workplace industry information received from local public health departments pursuant to these provisions available on its internet website in a manner that allows the public to track the number and frequency of COVID-19 outbreaks and the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks by industry reported by any workplace. This bill, among other things, would require the employer, when giving notice to the local public health agency of a COVID-19 outbreak, to give that notice within 48 hours or one business day, whichever is later. The bill would expand the employers exempt from the COVID-19 outbreak reporting requirement to various licensed entities, including, but not limited to, community clinics, adult day health centers, community care facilities, and child day care facilities. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2023. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 522, Statutes of 2021.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Art. IV, Sec. 8(b) of the Constitution dispensed with. (Ayes 27. Noes 1. Page 2630.)
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (September 10).
Joint Rules 33.1, 10.5, 61, and 62 suspended.
In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 2630.).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 65. Noes 0. Page 2830.).
Assembly Rule 69(b) suspended. (Ayes 57. Noes 18. Page 2623.)
Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 2626.)
Reconsideration granted. (Page 2368.)
Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 2368.)
Ordered to third reading.
Motion to reconsider made by Assembly Member Reyes.
Read third time. Urgency clause refused adoption. (Ayes 48. Noes 22. Page 1792.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 20).
In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 15.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/12/21 - Introduced|
|05/24/21 - Amended Assembly|
|07/15/21 - Amended Assembly|
|09/01/21 - Amended Assembly|
|09/15/21 - Enrolled|
|10/05/21 - Chaptered|
|04/06/21- Assembly Labor and Employment|
|04/26/21- Assembly Appropriations|
|05/25/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|08/11/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|09/02/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|09/10/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|09/10/21- Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement|
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