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AB-305 Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment.(2015-2016)

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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-305
Gonzalez (A)
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Chiu (A) , Cristina Garcia (A) , McCarty (A)
Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment.
03/15/15
An act to amend Section 4663 of, and to add Section 4660.2 to, the Labor Code, relating to employment.
Assembly
09/14/15
09/03/15

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/06/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/18/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/09/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 60. Noes 20. Page 2997.).
09/09/15 Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 28. Page 2990.)
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 305 without my signature.

This bill prohibits the use of certain gender-related characteristics in the calculation of permanent disability benefits for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2016.

The workers compensation system must be free of gender-bias. No group should receive less in benefits because of an immutable characteristic. However, this bill is based on a misunderstanding of the American Medical Association's evidence-based standard, which is the foundation of the permanent disability ratings, and replaces it with an ill-defined and unscientific standard.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.