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Appropriations Committee Puts Brakes on Presumption Expansion

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 810 | 0 | 77 min read

The Senate Appropriations Committee put a hold on a bill that would expand peace officer presumptions in California to get a better sense of whether the state's budget could absorb the potential cost of the measure. An analysis of Senate Bill 416, by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, says expanding presumptions to anyone meeting the Penal Code definition of peace officer would likely result in higher workers' compensation costs for the state as an employer. "The magnitude is unknown, but potentially in the millions of dollars annually across all state departments," according...

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