SB 416 (Hueso D) Employment: workers’ compensation.

Current Text
Introduced: 2/20/2019

Status
4/8/2019-April 8 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Location
4/8/2019-S. APPR. SUSPENSE FILE

Summary

Current law designates illnesses and conditions that constitute a compensable injury for various employees, such as California Highway Patrol members, firefighters, and certain peace officers. These injuries include, but are not limited to, hernia, pneumonia, heart trouble, cancer, meningitis, and exposure to biochemical substances, when the illness or condition develops or manifests itself during a period when the officer or employee is in service of the employer, as specified. This bill would expand the coverage of the above provisions relating to compensable injuries, to include all persons defined as peace officers under certain provisions of law, except as specified.

Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system to compensate employees for injuries sustained arising out of and in the course of their employment. Existing law designates illnesses and conditions that constitute a compensable injury for various employees, such as California Highway Patrol members, firefighters, and certain peace officers. These injuries include, but are not limited to, hernia, pneumonia, heart trouble, cancer, meningitis, and exposure to biochemical substances, when the illness or condition develops or manifests itself during a period when the officer or employee is in service of the employer, as specified. This bill would expand the coverage of the above provisions relating to compensable injuries, to include all persons defined as peace officers under certain provisions of law, except as specified. To the extent that the bill would apply the. provisions to additional local peace officers, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

Position: Support
Priority: 1