California — COVID Compensable Presumption: The California Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement has sent A.B. 1751 to the California Assembly. If passed by the Assembly and the Senate, the bill will extend COVID presumptions of compensability through January 1, 2025.
The major supporter of the bill is the California Nurses Association who says the state isn’t doing enough to protect frontline workers.
The California Chamber of Commerce opposes the bill and says it is unnecessary because most employers are already accepting COVID-19 claims.
It now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee..
Source link: Business Insurance — https://bit.ly/3aeBGsm
Monana — Tax Cap Measure Misses Ballot: Measure CI-121 would have capped property taxes. It failed to get enough signatures to get on November’s ballot. The initiative was sponsored by Bozeman attorney, Matt Monforton and State Auditor Troy Downing who said property taxes are pricing Montanans out of their homes.
“The Legislature is addicted to overtaxing homeowners,” Monforton said. “This is a problem that is not going away. We will circulate a new initiative beginning in June 2023, which will give us plenty of time to qualify for the November 2024 ballot.”
Source link: Montana Free Press — https://bit.ly/3yfwvk4
Oregon — Updated Product Standards: 440-2445 have now been posted to the web for Stop Loss files.
You can find a list of Current Filing Forms here: https://dfr.oregon.gov/rates-forms/Documents/current-filing-forms.pdf
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