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Fiscal Committee Schedules Hearing on Presumption Bill

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 0

A couple of days after California lawmakers finalize their plans to address the projected $54 billion deficit and enact a 2020-21 budget, a fiscal committee in the state Senate will take another look at a bill that would create a presumption that COVID-19 is an occupational injury for certain workers. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted 7-0 to place SB 1159, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, on its suspense file. Generally, bills with projected costs of $50,000 or more to the general fund, or $150,000 or more to a special fund, are sent to the suspense file until lawmakers...

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