California Legislative Session Ends

The California JPIA has worked closely with the legislative efforts of the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities to oppose five key bills that were ultimately vetoed by Governor Brown. They are:

  • AB 194 (Campos) Open meetings: public criticism and comment. Would have had a negative impact on effective public meetings.
  • AB 2052 (Gonzalez) Workers’ compensation. Mandated certain workers’ compensation presumptions to any employee classified as “peace officers.”
  • AB 2378 (Perea) Workers’ compensation: temporary disability payments. Would have removed 4850 benefits from the 104-week limit on aggregate disability payments for work related injured.
  • AB 2616 (Skinner) Workers’ compensation: hospital employers: compensation. Would have added a new presumption for hospital employees on MRSA.
  • SB 924 (Beall) Damages: childhood sexual abuse: statute of limitation. Extended the status of limitations for filing child sexual abuse cases against public entities when evidence or witnesses are no longer available.