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AB-1697 Workers’ compensation.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Committee on Insurance (A) - (Assembly Members Daly (Chair), Melendez (Vice Chair), Bigelow, Caballero, Calderon, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, and Frazier)
Workers’ compensation.
An act to add Section 139.8 to the Labor Code, relating to workers’ compensation.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/23/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 80. Noes 0. Page 6847.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5768.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1697 without my signature.

This bill requires the Department of Industrial Relations to establish an anti-fraud unit within the Division of Workers' Compensation and requires the unit to develop data analytic processes to identify sources and the magnitude of fraudulent activity.

The work required by this measure is already underway. Additionally, the bill would require the Department to reveal sensitive details about its enforcement practices. This will compromise the state's efforts to combat workers' compensation fraud, a result that nobody wants.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.