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AB-978 Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Limón (A)
Employment safety: injury and illness prevention program.
An act to amend Sections 6319.3 and 6401.7 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/14/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 46. Noes 28. Page 3124.).
09/06/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 8 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/06/17 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 13. Page 2504.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 978 without my signature.

This bill would require employers to provide their employees, or their representative, access to an employer's written injury and illness prevention program within ten business days upon request.

I support policies that promote access and transparency in order to prevent injuries and improve health and safety. This bill, however, is unnecessary and duplicative of an existing regulatory proposal that is already underway at the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. The Standards Board advisory committee process is better suited to determine how to properly implement requirements of this kind.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.