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|SENATE RULES COMMITTEE | AB 2302|
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THIRD READING


Bill No: AB 2302
Author: Assembly Insurance Committee
Amended: As introduced
Vote: 21


SENATE LABOR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMM. : 5-0, 6/27/12
AYES: Lieu, DeSaulnier, Leno, Padilla, Yee
NO VOTE RECORDED: Wyland, Runner

ASSEMBLY FLOOR : 70-0, 4/12/12 - See last page for vote


SUBJECT : Workers compensation: studies

SOURCE : Author


DIGEST : This bill repeals obsolete statutory
requirements regarding studies on the workers' compensation
system.

ANALYSIS : Existing law establishes a workers'
compensation system that provides benefits to an employee
who suffers from an injury or illness that arises out of
and in the course of employment, irrespective of fault.
This system requires all employers to secure payment of
benefits by either securing the consent of the Department
of Industrial Relations to self-insure or by securing
insurance against liability from an insurance company duly
authorized by the state.

Existing law establishes requirements for the undertaking
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of studies and reports relating to the health of the
workers' compensation system. Some of these studies have
discrete timeframes in which they are designated to take
place.

Existing law requires the Commission on Health and Safety
and Workers' Compensation to conduct a study on the causes
of workers' compensation insurer insolvencies in the 1990s
and 2000s. This study was completed in 2009.

Existing law also requires the Administrative Director (AD)
of the Division of Workers' Compensation to conduct a study
and report to the Legislature concerning industrial
injuries. This study was completed in 2004.

Existing law requires the AD to conduct, in consultation
with the Insurance Commissioner, a study of the impacts of
the 2003 and 2004 workers' compensation reforms on workers'
compensation insurance rates. This study was completed in
2005.

This bill repeals these three sections of the Labor Code,
relating to these three completed studies.

Prior Legislation

SB 316 (Yee), Chapter 431, Statutes of 2007, requires the
undertaking of the study currently enumerated in Labor Code
Section 77.7.

SB 228 (Alarcon), Chapter 639, Statutes of 2003, requires
the undertaking of the study currently enumerated in Labor
Code Section 127.6.

SB 899 (Poochigian), Chapter 34, Statutes of 2004, requires
the undertaking of the study currently enumerated in Labor
Code Section138.65.

FISCAL EFFECT : Appropriation: No Fiscal Com.: No
Local: No


ASSEMBLY FLOOR : 70-0, 4/12/12
AYES: Achadjian, Alejo, Ammiano, Atkins, Beall, Bill

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Berryhill, Block, Blumenfield, Bonilla, Bradford,
Brownley, Buchanan, Butler, Charles Calderon, Campos,
Carter, Chesbro, Conway, Davis, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eng,
Feuer, Fong, Fuentes, Furutani, Beth Gaines, Galgiani,
Gatto, Gorell, Grove, Hagman, Halderman, Hall, Harkey,
Hayashi, Roger Hernández, Hill, Huber, Hueso, Huffman,
Jeffries, Jones, Knight, Lara, Logue, Ma, Mansoor,
Mendoza, Miller, Mitchell, Monning, Nestande, Nielsen,
Olsen, Pan, Perea, V. Manuel Pérez, Portantino, Silva,
Skinner, Smyth, Solorio, Swanson, Torres, Valadao,
Wagner, Williams, Yamada, John A. Pérez
NO VOTE RECORDED: Allen, Cedillo, Cook, Fletcher, Garrick,
Gordon, Bonnie Lowenthal, Morrell, Norby, Wieckowski


PQ:d 7/3/12 Senate Floor Analyses

SUPPORT/OPPOSITION: NONE RECEIVED

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