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Assembly Bill 435 (Corbett 1999)

Chapter 766, Statutes of 1999 - AB 435

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Civil Code section 56.31 was added and Labor Code section 3762 was amended in 1999 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 435, which affected these two sections only. (See Exhibit #1h)  Assembly member Ellen M. Corbett introduced Assembly Bill 435 on February 12, 1999 at the request of AIDS Legal Services of San Jose.  (See Exhibits #1a and #11a)

Assembly Bill 435 was assigned to the Assembly and Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #8)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly and Senate Committee on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #2 and #5)  Six amendments were made to Assembly Bill 435 as the bill was considered by the Legislature.  (See Exhibits #1b through 1g and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed the bill on October 7, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 10, 1999 as Chapter 766 of the Statutes of 1999.  (See Exhibits #1h and #2)

The Concurrence in Senate Amendments analysis of the bill as last amended that was prepared by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary briefly described Assembly Bill 435 as follows: 

Provides that the workers’ compensation exception under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) shall not be used to permit the disclosure or use of medical information regarding a patient’s HIV status, except as specified.

(See Exhibit #13b, page 1)