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STATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PLAN. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Federal law permits states to enforce occupational safety and health standards in private sector employment pursuant to federally approved state plan. California has had such a state plan and has occupational safety laws regulating private and public employment. In 1987, the Governor took action to withdraw the plan and to reduce its funding. This measure requires funds to be budgeted for the state plan and requires steps be taken to prevent withdrawal of federal approval of the plan or, if Failed to Qualify, to require submission of new plan. Other changes are made. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The cost to state government depends on the results of legal action on the issue of the State's present obligation to administer private sector enforcement. If it is held that the State already has an obligation to administer the private sector program notwithstanding the Governor's action, then annual state General Fund costs would be approximately $600,000 to administer a mine inspection program, offset by minor annual revenue from fines collected. If it is held the State has no obligation to administer the program independent of this measure, then, assuming the previous level of federal matching funds is made available, annual General Fund costs would be approximately $8.4 million, which would be offset by revenue from fines of approximately $1.6 million annually.


John F. Henning Executive Secretary-Treasurer California Labor Federation, 417 Montgomery Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California 94014 (415) 986-3585



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