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SB-899 Workers’ compensation.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Pan (S)
Workers’ compensation.
An act to amend Section 4663 of the Labor Code, relating to workers’ compensation.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/18 Last day to consider Governor’s veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
09/23/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/23/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
08/21/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 5545.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 899 without my signature.

Consistent with current law, this measure seeks to preclude a physician from using race, gender, or national origin as a basis for apportionment. I am vetoing this bill for many of the same reasons that I returned a similar measure in 2011 - Assembly Bill 1155.

This bill is unnecessary as it would not change existing law and may disturb settled court decisions, which already provide protection from the inappropriate application of the apportionment statutes. Additionally, the proposed wording of the amended statute may create ambiguities in the law, resulting in increased litigation, costs for employers and confusion for injured workers and their representatives.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.