Do not pass Senate Bill 863
  • Petitioned California State Legislature

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State Sen. Lois Wolk
California-038
State Rep. Scott Wilk
California-042
State Rep. Brian Nestande
California-044
State Rep. Jeff Gorell
California-026
State Sen. Holly Mitchell
California-024
State Sen. Ed Hernandez
California-028
State Sen. Ted Lieu
California-039
State Rep. Raul Bocanegra
California-008
State Sen. Leland Yee
California-021
State Sen. Stephen Knight
California-019
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson
California-023
State Sen. Michael Morrell
California-040
State Rep. Michael Morrell
California-007
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier
California-043
State Rep. Mike Gatto
California-017
State Sen. William Monning
California-038
State Sen. Mark Wyland
California-045
State Rep. Matthew Dababneh
California-020
State Sen. Alex Padilla

Do not pass Senate Bill 863

    1. Petition by

      George Benitez

      Encino, CA

California Senate Bill 863 is falsely presented as a $700 million increase in permanent disability compensation in return for “efficiencies” in the workers’ compensation system totaling more than $1 billion.

If SB 863 is passed, it will affect injured workers, taxpayers, and the economy. Insurance companies will profit by shifting costs to taxpayers to pay for those who are not working and need medical treatment because of a work injury.

Employers can save money by limiting the profits of the insurance companies, including the elimination of utilization review of medical treatment recommended by doctors in the insurance companies’ medical provider networks.

Injured workers will see the alleged increase in permanent disability compensation because the measure eliminates injured workers’ ability to prove lost future earnings and it limits any permanent disability rating only to select provisions of the American Medical Association Guides. Studies, including out-of-California universities, proved that the adoption of the AMA Guides and Senate Bill 899 drastically reduced injured workers’ benefits. SB 863 will hurt injured workers more.

This bill gives insurance companies complete control of medical treatment and injured workers’ cases. It will eliminate compensation for diminished future earnings capacity, age modifications of permanent disability ratings, psychological damage from physical injuries, sleep and sexual damages from work injuries, compensable consequences of work injures, agreed medical examiners medical treatment determination, and injured workers’ medical control.

This measure is unconstitutional since California’s Constitution requires workers’ compensation benefits be adequate in place of suing employers in civil court.

Please sign the petition to stop the approval of SB 863.

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    1. Decision-maker Darrell Steinberg responds:

      Darrell Steinberg

      Thank you for your recent communication in opposition to SB 863 (De Leon). This bill would put certain limitations on liens to provide certainty for employers. I appreciate hearing from you about this matter.


      This bill would reduce ...


    2. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Thereasa Beck DOWNEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I would be tremendously affected by the passing of this bill based on work injuries.

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    • Gabriel Martinez SAN DIEGO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      If the bill passes, my girlfriend along with others I know will loss there jobs.

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    • Cynthia Moreno MADERA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I already pay high medical insurance costs when people that choose not to work keep getting better health care than me and my family and free.

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    • Chris Moreno SAN DIMAS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      MY TIO CHON!!!!

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    • charlie bogen JUNCTION CITY, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Insurance companies shouldn't be in charge of any part of their clients life.

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