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AB-783 Surface mines: safety regulation. (2021-2022)

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Assembly:
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Bill Status
AB-783
Gray (A)
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Surface mines: safety regulation.
03/19/21
An act to add Section 7964.6 to the Labor Code, relating to occupational safety.
Assembly
08/27/21
05/24/21

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/08/21 Vetoed by Governor.
09/01/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
08/26/21 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/26/21 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0.).
08/16/21 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 783 without my signature.

This bill prohibits the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) from issuing a citation or notice to a surface mine employer more than six months after the occurrence of a violation, and requires inspectors to issue a "Notice of Hazard" within 72 hours of a surface mine inspection when they find conditions that could lead to injury if not promptly addressed.

Existing law already provides that a citation or notice shall not be issued by DOSH more than 6 months after an inspection and DOSH currently provides preliminary findings about any observations observed during a surface mine inspection. If DOSH observes an imminent hazard to employees it must warn the employer and issue an Order Prohibiting Use until the dangerous condition is eliminated.

AB 783 requires a written notice of potential or actual hazards which is information already transmitted to the employer through the course of the inspection. As a result, this bill increases costs and workload to DOSH without measurably improving work conditions. For this reason, I am returning this bill without my signature.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom