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  • CalChamber: 

    These bills all focus on harassment and discrimination. All three bills are essentially repeats from last year, so CalChamber's positions are the same. B
     
    • AB 9 is nearly verbatim of AB 1870 from last year. AB 9 extends the statute of limitations from one year to three years for all employment related discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). As you know, harassment is a very politically sensitive topic. That is why we decided last year to take an oppose unless amended position with the ask that the bill be limited to sexual harassment, since that was the impetus for the bill. Additionally, we requested that the bill explicitly address retroactivity. Those same concerns and requests are reflected in this letter. AB 9 - Employment discrimination: limitation of actions - Reyes
    • AB 3081 from last year was considered the author's omnibus sexual harassment bill. This year, the author basically took two of the three major provisions of AB 3081 and placed them into AB 170and AB 171. We opposed AB 3081. The letters provide the explicit detail for these decisions, but ultimately it comes down to duplication in the labor code for protections already provided in the Government Code to simply expand liability. 
       
    • Also, Assembly member Gonzalez has re-introduced the same, identical bill as AB 3080 last year, that sought to ban arbitration agreements for labor and employment disputes.  The bill, AB 51,  has been set for its first hearing on March 6th.  AB 51 - Employment discrimination: enforcement - Gonzalez
  • Assemblyman Jay Obernolte:
    Assembly Bill 21- Driver's licenses: veteran designation.
    Provides that all veterans are exempt from the fee to have a "veteran" designation placed on their driver's license or identification card. The veteran designation allows veterans to access veteran benefits as well as utilize veteran discounts without needing to carry their discharge papers (DD-214), an important official military document.
     
    Assembly Bill 28- High school diplomas: State Seal of STEM.
    Establishes a State Seal of STEM to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. The bill would establish criteria for the receipt of the State Seal of STEM, would require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to prepare and deliver to participating school districts an appropriate insignia to be affixed to pupil diplomas or transcripts, and would require participating school districts to maintain appropriate records and affix the appropriate insignia to diplomas or transcripts of recipient pupils.
     
    Assembly Bill 394 - Exemption Bill to Fast-Track Fire Safety Escape Routes
    California has seen record numbers of wildfires in the past few years, causing mass devastation to the residents of this state. According to census data, California leads the nation by large numbers when it comes to people living in high-risk fire areas with 2,044,800 households at high or extreme risk from wildfires. Assembly Bill 394 will exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) narrowly defined projects recommended by the Board of Forestry that improve safety in fire-prone subdivisions identified as lacking sufficient egress routes.
  • Mark Austin

    C-Me Promotions & Embroidery
    17198 Yuma Road #C, Victorville CA 92395
    760-241-3577  ​

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