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WORKERS' COMPENSATION. BENEFITS INCREASE FOR WORKER INJURIES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. For job-related injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2003: Increases employer-paid maximum benefits, calculated at two-thirds of employee's wage, from current limit of $490 per week to not less than $651 while employee is temporarily unable to work; increases maximum permanent partial disability benefits from $230 to not less than $434 per week; increases death benefits payable under workers' compensation law. Amends Constitution to define adequate benefits and to require that future annual increases be based on increases in statewide wage level, as defined. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in net state and local government costs in the mid-to-high hundreds of millions of dollars in 2003. These costs would increase annually thereafter.
Gnesa K. Duncan c/o Karin Caves, Caves Communication, 926 J Street, Suite 1107, Sacramento, CA 95814
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WORKERS' COMPENSATION. BENEFITS INCREASE FOR WORKER INJURIES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. California Initiative 953 (2002).