Bill Number: SB 757
Under our state’s anti-discrimination laws, domestic partners are supposed to be provided with the same insurance coverage as spouses under all circumstances. But some employers that operate in multiple states are working with out-of-state insurance companies that discriminate by not providing the same coverage for domestic partners as they provide for spouses. SB 757 clarifies that any insurance policy sold or issued in California must comply with our state’s non-discrimination requirements, even if the insurance company is out-of-state.
Status: Introduced on April 23, 2011. Passed by the Senate Health Committee on April 27, 2011, on a 6-3 vote, by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 3, 2011, on 2-3 vote, and by the full Senate on May 31, 2011, on a 24-13 vote. Passed by the Assembly Committee on June 21, 2011, on a 11-4 vote. Passed by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on June 28, 2011, on a 6-3 vote. Passed by the Assembly Approprations Committee on August 17, 2011, on a 12-5 vote. Passed by the full Assembly on September 1, 2011, on a 50-24 vote. Signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
Author: Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance).
Co-Author: Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Angeles)