SB 283

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 29, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Jul 01, 2021
  • Became Law Jul 23, 2021

Life and disability income insurance: HIV tests.

Abstract

Existing law generally regulates classes of insurance, including life insurance and disability income insurance. Existing law, on and after January 1, 2023, prohibits a life or disability income insurer from, among other things, requiring an HIV test to determine an individual's insurability, except as specified, and from considering specified traits of an applicant, including actual or perceived sexual orientation, in determining whether to require an HIV test of that applicant. Existing law, on and after that same date, prohibits a policy or certificate from limiting benefits otherwise payable if a loss is caused by or contributed to by HIV or AIDS, unless the insurer could have declined the application or enrollment request, as specified. Existing law, also on and after that date, imposes criminal penalties, including imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, and civil penalties for the negligent, willful, or malicious disclosure of results of an HIV test to a third party, and makes a person liable for all actual damages that are a proximate cause of the disclosure. This bill, on and after January 1, 2023, would prohibit a life or disability income insurer from considering the occupation of an applicant in determining whether to require an HIV test of that applicant. On and after January 1, 2023, the bill would delete the prohibition on a policy or certificate from limiting benefits payable for a loss caused by or contributed to by HIV or AIDS, as specified. On and after January 1, 2023, the bill would reduce the authorized imprisonment period for the negligent, willful, or malicious disclosure of HIV test results to a period not to exceed 364 calendar days, and would make a person who negligently, willfully, or maliciously discloses those test results to a third party liable for all actual damages that are proximately caused by the disclosure.

Bill Sponsors (2)

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Jul 23, 2021

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 134, Statutes of 2021.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Jul 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1866.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Jul 01, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2211.) Ordered to the Senate.

Jun 28, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Jun 24, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (June 24).

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Jun 08, 2021

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

May 13, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 970.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Apr 12, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 0. Page 728.) (April 8).

Mar 25, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 8.

Mar 18, 2021

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Mar 10, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Feb 10, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 02, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 4.

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB283 HTML
02/01/21 - Introduced PDF
03/10/21 - Amended Senate PDF
06/08/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/09/21 - Enrolled PDF
07/23/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/07/21- Senate Insurance PDF
04/14/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/23/21- Assembly Insurance PDF
07/01/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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