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Amendments Would Allow, not Mandate, Coverage for Las Vegas Shooting

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 579 | 0 | 37 min read

A recently amended bill would allow, but not explicitly require, California cities and counties to provide workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers injured while outside of the state. Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, introduced AB 1749 in January following reports that Orange County supervisors denied claims filed by deputies who said they were injured during the Oct. 1 shooting in Las Vegas. The county said it felt that the Labor Code explicitly prohibited coverage for the injuries because they occurred out of state. As introduced, AB 1749 would have covered peace officer...

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