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File #: 19-0177   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 1/29/2019
Title: Annual Review of New Laws (Information Only)
Attachments: 1. 2018 Legislative Report
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Annual Review of New Laws (Information Only)

Report
DISCUSSION
The League of California Cities (LCC) published its annual LCC Legislative Report, which summarizes laws passed in the 2018 calendar year and includes an analysis of potential impact on cities. This informational report provides a summary by department, on the impact of some of the newly passed laws to Sunnyvale, as well as consideration of potential legislation that may impact the City.

Human Resources
AB 1749 (Daly). Workers' compensation: off-duty peace officer.
Summary: This measure makes clear certain peace officers injured out of state while performing defined law enforcement duties are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, in the discretion of the employing agency. This measure permits each city to determine the policy of awarding workers' compensation benefits for out-of-state and off-duty peace officers based in California.

Service/Operational Impact: This new law allows the City the flexibility to establish its own policy of awarding workers' compensation benefits for out-of-state and off-duty peace officers. This will increase the City's cost on workers' compensation claims. City staff has determined not to adopt a policy and not to cover/approve such workers' compensation claims.

SB 866 (Comm. on Budget and Fiscal Review Budget). Employment.
Summary: This measure makes various changes relating to the US Supreme Court's Janus decision:
* Requires public employers to direct employee requests to cancel or change deductions to the employee organization;
* Requires public employers to honor requests by employee organizations for employee payroll deductions to pay dues;
* Requires public employers to honor employee authorizations for dues deductions, and states that the revocability of the authorization is determined by the terms of that authorization;
* Requires the employee organization to rely on information provided by the employee organizat...

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