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Hearing on Presumption Bill Delayed to Aug. 11

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 1306 | 0 | 80 min read

A hearing on a bill that would codify California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 presumption was delayed by two weeks. The Assembly Insurance Committee will hear testimony on SB 1159, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, during a hearing that starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. The committee was scheduled to hear testimony on the bill today. The bill would add to the Labor Code a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for people who contracted the disease at work between March 19 and July 5. Language in the bill mirrors the presumption Newsom enacted through an executive order in May. Ne...

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