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Legislature Has One Week to Decide Fate of Competing COVID Presumption Bills

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Monday, August 24, 2020 | 0

As the California Legislature enters the final week of the 2020 session, it remains unclear what lawmakers plan to do with competing proposals to presume COVID-19 is an occupational condition. The Assembly Appropriations Committee last week passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption for first responders and other frontline workers, and codify the presumption the governor enacted through executive order. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for safety and health care workers, as well as a bi...

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