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Assembly Committee Fails to Pass SB 335

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 1

A California Assembly committee on Tuesday failed to pass a contentious bill that originally would have shortened the amount of time employers have to accept liability for an injury before a claim is considered compensable. The Assembly Insurance Committee voted 7-0 to approve changes to Senate Bill 335, despite objections from some committee members and the bill’s author, Sen. Dave Cortese, D-San Jose. The bill needed eight votes to pass. Before the vote, members discussed committee amendments that would have scaled back the bill. Supporters said the bill as written was needed to...

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