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Senate Passes Bill to Codify Governor's COVID Presumption

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1379 | 0 | 41 min read

The California Senate passed a bill that would codify the COVID-19 presumption Gov. Gavin Newsom created through an executive order. The Senate on Friday voted 28-11 to pass SB 1159, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Hill earlier in June amended the bill to add language that mirrors provisions in the executive order Newsom issued in May creating a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for people who have to go into work. Under the executive order, and as proposed by SB 1159, COVID-19 would be compensable if a person tests positive or is diagnosed with the disease within 14 days ...

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