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AB-2360 Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2360


Introduced by Assembly Member John A. Pérez

February 21, 2014


An act to amend Section 5406 of the Labor Code, relating to workers’ compensation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2360, as introduced, John A. Pérez. Workers’ compensation: firefighters and peace officers.
Existing law specifies the time period within which various proceedings may be commenced under provisions of law relating to workers’ compensation. With certain exceptions, a proceeding to collect death benefits is required to be commenced within one year from several circumstances, including, but not limited to, from the date of death where it occurs within one year from the date of injury. However, no proceedings may be commenced more than one year after the date of death, nor more than 240 weeks from the date of injury.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 5406 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

5406.
 Except as provided in Section 5406.5 or 5406.6, the period within which may be commenced proceedings may be commenced for the collection of the benefits provided by Article 4 (commencing with Section 4700) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 is one year from any of the following:
(a) The date of death where death occurs within one year from date of injury; or.
(b) The date of last furnishing of any benefits under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 4550) of Part 2, where death occurs more than one year from the date of injury; or.
(c) The date of death, where death occurs more than one year after the date of injury and compensation benefits have been furnished.
No such proceedings mayProceedings may not be commenced more than one year after the date of death, nor more than 240 weeks from the date of injury.