Perata bill vetoed
|Gov. Schwarzenegger announced today that he was vetoing SB 815, a bill authored by Senate leader Don Perata. |
Here's what the governor had to say:
"The changes proposed by SB 815 are not based on a comprehensive analysis, and will double the cost of permanent disability benefits. As we look to build upon the economic successes of the last three years, I simply cannot support a measure that would reverse many of the economic gains now powering California's economy."
Here is Perata's response:
Three years ago Governor Schwarzenegger made a commitment that the workers’ compensation system would not be fixed by slashing permanent disability benefits to the most seriously injured workers.
SB 815 was a responsible way for him to keep his commitment. I am disappointed he did not.
SB 815 would have made a meaningful difference for permanently disabled workers without making a scratch on the state’s economy or business climate.