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Senator Amends Presumption Bill to Mimic Governor's EO; Businesses Worry About Increased Costs​

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 460 | 1 | 58 min read

California lawmakers last week took steps that would head off any efforts to challenge Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order creating a COVID-19 presumption by inserting similar provisions when amending a Senate bill. San Mateo Democrat Sen. Jerry Hill on Thursday amended Senate Bill 1159 to add language that would create a presumption only for people who test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of going to work. The presumption in the amended bill would apply only to dates of injury from March 19 to July 5, the same period covered by the governor's order. The Senate Appropriations ...

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