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Letters Needed as League Hot Bill AB 1551 is Passed Out of Appropriations, Heads to Assembly Floor

May 4, 2012

On Wednesday, AB 1551 (Torres) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a vote of 16 – 1 and was sent to the Assembly floor. The League urges city officials to send opposition letters immediately.

 

AB 1551 would exempt certain public safety officers from a requirement to report accidents that occur in a personal vehicle to a personal insurance provider and instead report those accidents to the employer. This bill unnecessarily shifts the liability for automobile accidents from the employee to the employer. If enacted, employers of public safety personnel will face increased liability for employees who drive their personal vehicles for work purposes which will increase employers’ insurance costs.

A sample opposition letter is available on the League’s website by typing “AB 1551” into the search box.



 
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