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Pending Senate Bill 1005 (Florez 2007)

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Labor Code section 3762 is proposed to be amended by Senate Bill 1005 of the current 2007-2008 Legislative Session.  (See Exhibits #1a and #1b)  This bill was introduced on February 23, 2007 by Senator Dean Florez at the request of the firm of Roxborough, Pomerance & Nye, LLP.  (See Exhibits #1a and #3, document SP-4) 

Senate Bill 1005 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #2 and #3)   

Senate Bill 1005, as last amended on March 28, 2007, described this bill, in part, as follows:

   This bill would . . . require a 3rd-party administrator responsible for administering an employer’s workers’ compensation claims to discuss all elements of the claim file that affect the employer’s premium with the employer, and to supply copies of the documents that affect the premium at the employer’s expense.

(See Exhibit #1b, page 1)