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  1. Legislative Update: April 2, 2018 - Governor Race Tightens

    Gavin Newsom Maintains Lead for Governor, John Cox Rising in Polls A recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California has shown some dramatic shifts in the Governor’s race, indicating that Republican John Cox has moved up to replace Antonio Villaraigosa in second place. Under Califo...
  2. Legislative Update: March 21, 2018 - Service Tax Bill Held

    Senate Governance & Finance Committee Holds Hearing On Far-Reaching Sales Tax On Services Bill  The Senate Governance and Finance Committee last week held SB 993 (Hertzberg, Dem-Van Nuys), declining to vote on the bill that proposes to tax services purchased or used by businesses in Cali...
  3. Legislative Update: March 16, 2018 - Piecemeal Healthcare Approach Looming

    Although a Main Single Payer Healthcare Bill Has Been Declared Dead - A Piecemeal Approach Is Looming Healthcare advocates and lawmakers are working on a piecemeal approach to universal healthcare. They want to offer a public insurance option to compete with private companies, increase subsidies fo...
  4. Legislative Update: March 9, 2018 - Labor Legislation on Employers’ Radar

    Highlights of Labor Legislation on Employers’ Radar The California Chamber of Commerce is still formulating its list of bills to oppose, oppose unless amend. The Chamber will also be determining which are worthy of a coalition letter. However, this is a preview of what is to come this legisla...
  5. Legislative Update: March 2, 2018 - Work Comp Hearing Held

    Assembly Holds Workers’ Compensation Fraud Hearing On Wednesday February 28, the Assembly Insurance Committee held a much-anticipated informational hearing on workers’ compensation fraud. The purpose of the hearing was to review the report of State Auditor Elaine Howle completed late la...
  6. Legislative Update: Feb. 23, 2018 - IIABCal Testifies At Senate Insurance & Fire Oversight Hearing

      IIABCal Testifies At Joint Senate Committee Hearing On Homeowners Insurance & Fire Insurance Oversight IIABCal testified this week at the Joint Emergency Management Committee & Senate Insurance Committee hearing on homeowners insurance & fire insurance oversight, focusing on...
  7. Legislative Update: Feb. 23, 2018 - Lawmakers Set Schedule

    California Legislature: Schedule Up to Summer Recess Last Friday was the legislative deadline to introduce bills. The following is the legislative schedule established in Assembly and Senate Rules, up to the summer recess. March 22 – Spring Recess begins upon adjournment of this day’s ...
  8. Legislative Update: Feb. 16, 2018 - New Bills Impact Insurance Industry

    Legislation Impacting The Insurance Industry Introduced This Week AB 2229 (Wood, Dem-Healdsburg) requires the standard form of fire insurance policy to include the features of the property being insured that contribute to increased or decreased risk as compared to similar properties in the region, ...
  9. Legislative Update: Feb. 9, 2018 - Workers' Comp Fraud Bill Introduced

      Workers Compensation Fraud Bill Introduced This Week Set for Late February Hearing The Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud Reporting Act requires the Employment Development Department (EDD) to release, upon written request, to an authorized governmental agency, relevant information that th...
  10. Legislative Update: Feb. 5, 2018 - Breast Cancer Survivors Bill Approved

      Bill to Provide Breast Cancer Survivors Workers Compensation Unanimously Approved By Full Assembly Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (Dem-San Diego) bill, AB 479, ;a\won Assembly approval. It makes women with work-related breast cancer eligible for workers’ compensation. It is ...
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