AB 947 - An Act to Amend Section 4656 of the Labor Code, Relating to Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation: temporary disability payments. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law generally requires employers to secure the payment of workers’ compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. Existing law generally prohibits aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after January 1, 2008, causing temporary disability from extending for more than 104… More
Existing law generally requires employers to secure the payment of workers’ compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. Existing law generally prohibits aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after January 1, 2008, causing temporary disability from extending for more than 104 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury. Under existing law, if an employee suffers from specified injuries or conditions, aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after April 19, 2004, causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than 240 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury.

This bill would add an injury or condition occurring on or after January 1, 2012, where surgery or recovery from surgery occurs after 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits have been paid, provided that specified conditions are met, to the injuries or conditions for which aggregate disability payments for a single injury causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than 240 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years. Hide
 
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This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Senate Committee on Appropriations Vote: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

PASSED on August 15, 2011.

voted YES: 8 voted NO: 0
1 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 4656 of the Labor Code, Relating to Workers’ Compensation.

AB 947 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law generally requires employers to secure the payment of workers’ compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. Existing law generally prohibits aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after January 1, 2008, causing temporary disability from extending for more than 104 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury. Under existing law, if an employee suffers from specified injuries or conditions, aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after April 19, 2004, causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than 240 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury.

This bill would add an injury or condition occurring on or after January 1, 2012, where surgery or recovery from surgery occurs after 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits have been paid, provided that specified conditions are met, to the injuries or conditions for which aggregate disability payments for a single injury causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than… More
Existing law generally requires employers to secure the payment of workers’ compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. Existing law generally prohibits aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after January 1, 2008, causing temporary disability from extending for more than 104 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury. Under existing law, if an employee suffers from specified injuries or conditions, aggregate disability payments for a single injury occurring on or after April 19, 2004, causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than 240 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years from the date of injury.

This bill would add an injury or condition occurring on or after January 1, 2012, where surgery or recovery from surgery occurs after 104 weeks of temporary disability benefits have been paid, provided that specified conditions are met, to the injuries or conditions for which aggregate disability payments for a single injury causing temporary disability are prohibited from extending for more than 240 compensable weeks within a period of 5 years. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 4656 of the Labor Code, Relating to Workers’ Compensation.
Author(s)
Jose Solorio
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Workers’ compensation: temporary disability payments
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/18/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Insurance5/04/2011
    Passed Assembly5/12/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations6/22/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/15/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/25/2011
    Passed Senate9/08/2011
    Passed Assembly9/08/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/22/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/26/2011
    Vetoed by Governor10/07/2011
    Vetoed by Governor10/07/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on InsuranceDo pass.5/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Insurance
    8 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 947 SOLORIO Assembly Third Reading5/12/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    46 voted YES 26 voted NO 8 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.6/22/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
    5 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/15/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    8 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/25/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB947 Solorio By Lieu9/08/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 14 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 947 SOLORIO Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/08/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    49 voted YES 27 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/18/2011
    2/18/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/20/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
    3/10/2011Referred to Com. on INS. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.
    3/14/2011Re-referred to Com. on INS.
    4/27/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.
    4/28/2011Re-referred to Com. on INS.
    select this voteVote5/04/2011Do pass.
    5/05/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 4.) (May 4).
    5/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/12/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 46. Noes 26. Page 1342.)
    5/12/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/12/2011AB 947 SOLORIO Assembly Third Reading
    5/26/2011Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
    select this voteVote6/22/2011Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Rules.
    6/27/2011From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on RLS. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 22).
    6/28/2011Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.
    6/30/2011Re-referred to Com. on APPR. Withdrawn from committee.
    currently selectedVote8/15/2011Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    select this voteVote8/25/2011Do pass as amended.
    8/29/2011From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (August 25).
    8/30/2011Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
    9/02/2011Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
    9/06/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    9/08/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 2384.).
    9/08/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 3135.).
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/08/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB947 Solorio By Lieu
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage9/08/2011AB 947 SOLORIO Concurrence in Senate Amendments
    9/22/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12:30 p.m.
    9/26/2011Enrolled measure version corrected.
    Vetoed10/07/2011Vetoed by Governor.

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    An Act to Amend Section 4656 of the Labor Code, Relating to Workers’ Compensation.: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

    2 organizations supported this motion

    AFL-CIO
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Applicants' Attorneys Association
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    5 organizations opposed this motion

    Acclamation Insurance Management Services
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Allied Managed Care
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    ALPHA Fund
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Association of Joint Powers Authorities
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Special Districts Association
    Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations (2011, June 21). Senate Committee Analysis. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from Leg. Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012.
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    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$3,000$4,900
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,550$34,100
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$18,800$28,900
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$10,500$28,500
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$22,034$33,200
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$52,988$2,500
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$22,750$31,000
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$59,823$59,291
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$66,962$18,650
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$6,250$30,650
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$7,418$27,650
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$70,156$5,000
    Jean FullerRCA-18$9,300$31,300
    Ted GainesRCA-1$3,375$99,150
    Loni HancockDCA-9$48,785$6,500
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$20,198$40,050
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$19,559$101,950
    Bob HuffRCA-29$17,812$67,150
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$7,900$2,500
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,273$7,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$68,825$350
    Ted LieuDCA-28$232,142$38,950
    Carol LiuDCA-21$31,675$7,200
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$13,900$30,415
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$50,199$34,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$148,270$355
    Curren PriceDCA-26$25,272$24,700
    Michael RubioDCA-16$37,240$45,560
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,200$2,150
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$8,400$3,900
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$88,000$32,450
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$29,700$68,550
    Juan VargasDCA-40$19,950$49,700
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$32,625$95,200
    Lois WolkDCA-5$12,700$19,400
    Rod WrightDCA-25$24,050$36,750
    Mark WylandRCA-38$9,500$20,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$14,750$16,200

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$3,000$4,900
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$17,550$34,100
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$18,800$28,900
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$10,500$28,500
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$22,034$33,200
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$52,988$2,500
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$22,750$31,000
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$59,823$59,291
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$66,962$18,650
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$6,250$30,650
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$7,418$27,650
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$70,156$5,000
    Jean FullerRCA-18$9,300$31,300
    Ted GainesRCA-1$3,375$99,150
    Loni HancockDCA-9$48,785$6,500
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$20,198$40,050
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$19,559$101,950
    Bob HuffRCA-29$17,812$67,150
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$7,900$2,500
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$5,273$7,000
    Mark LenoDCA-3$68,825$350
    Ted LieuDCA-28$232,142$38,950
    Carol LiuDCA-21$31,675$7,200
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$13,900$30,415
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$50,199$34,000
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$148,270$355
    Curren PriceDCA-26$25,272$24,700
    Michael RubioDCA-16$37,240$45,560
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$3,200$2,150
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$8,400$3,900
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$88,000$32,450
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$29,700$68,550
    Juan VargasDCA-40$19,950$49,700
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$32,625$95,200
    Lois WolkDCA-5$12,700$19,400
    Rod WrightDCA-25$24,050$36,750
    Mark WylandRCA-38$9,500$20,000
    Leland YeeDCA-8$14,750$16,200

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$1,268,680
    Labor unions$72,150

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Accident & health insurance$691,265
    Finance, insurance & real estate$270,700
    HMOs$201,905
    Municipal & county government organizations$21,900
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