California Governor Signs Bill to Provide Workers’ Comp to Peace Officers Injured out of State

Article 0 Comments California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law peace officers can file a claim for workers’ compensation if injured or killed while in the line of duty while out of state. Brown signed Assembly Bill 1749 into law. The bill was inspired by the Las […]

California Passes Handful Bills Aimed at Protecting Wildfire Survivors

Article 0 Comments Five bills that their proponents say will protect wildfire survivors were signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. The bills are aimed at addressing critical issues facing wildfire survivors including underinsurance, rebuilding, and recovery, those who authored them say. The bills signed are Senate Bill 894, […]

Wildfire Insurance Bill Signed by California Governor

Article 0 Comments California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that is intended to combat what are believed underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. AB 1797 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, is expected to create a requirement for insurers writing residential property insurance to conduct […]

California Governor Seeks Wildfire Aid from Trump as State Battles 17 Blazes

Article 0 Comments Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he was confident the president he has clashed […]

California Governor Taking PG&E Closer to Fire Law Changes

Article 0 Comments California utility giants PG&E Corp. and Edison International are one step closer to changing a state law that has exposed them to billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities. Late Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a bill that would require a court to consider whether a utility […]

California Wildfire Insurance Policy Notification Bill Signed

Article 0 Comments California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to requires insurance companies to let homeowners know whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster. Assembly Bill 1799, by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, addresses consumer protection and underinsurance issues uncovered by the […]

California Governor Suspends Mobile Home Regulations to Help Fire Victims

Article 0 Comments Gov. Jerry Brown has signed an executive order removing barriers to mobile home construction and placement in an effort to help residents displaced by the recent Southern California mudslides and wildfires. The order suspends for three months all regulations included in the state’s laws governing mobile and […]