ASSEMBLY BILL 1587 (WRIGHT – 1989)
CHAPTER 1320, STATUTES OF 1989 AB 1587
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Section 11752.7 was added to the Insurance Code in 1989 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 1587, which affected this section only. (See Exhibit #1i) Assembly member Cathie Wright introduced Assembly Bill 1587 on March 8, 1989 at the request of the Insurance Agents and Brokers Legislative Council. (See Exhibits #1a and #7)
Assembly Bill 1587 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Finance and Insurance Subcommittee on Health and Workers' Insurance where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit #3) The Assembly amended the bill on April 10, May 9, and May 25, 1989. (See Exhibits #1b through #1d) Assembly Bill 1587 was approved by the Assembly and forwarded to the Senate on June 6, 1989. (See Exhibit #2)
While in the Senate, the Senate Committee on Industrial Relations considered the policy issues raised by the bill. (See Exhibit #5) Four amendments were made to Assembly Bill 1587 by the Senate, on July 10, August 21, August 30, and September 12, 1989. (See Exhibits #1e through #1h) The Senate thereafter approved the bill and returned it to the Assembly. (See Exhibit #2)
The Assembly approved the Senate amendments and forwarded Assembly Bill 1587 to the Governor on September 19, 1989. Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill on October 1, 1989, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 2, 1989 as Chapter 1320, Statutes of 1989. (See Exhibits #1i and #2)
In the Governor’s legislative bill file, you will find the Enrolled Bill Report for the Department of Insurance which summarized this bill as follows:
Authorizes the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to release otherwise confidential information to insurance agents and brokers for specified purposes and with specified limitations.
(See Exhibit #10, document PE-4)