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AB-1254 High-speed rail: contracts.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  January 04, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1254


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Davis

February 18, 2011


An act to amend add Section 2732 of 185034.5 to the Business and Professions Public Utilities Code, relating to nursing high-speed rail.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1254, as amended, Davis. Nursing. High-speed rail: contracts.
Existing law, the California High-Speed Rail Act, creates the High-Speed Rail Authority to develop and implement a high-speed rail system in the state, with specified powers and duties. Existing law, the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century, provides for the issuance of $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds for high-speed rail and related purposes. Under federal law, funding is made available for allocation nationally to high-speed rail and other related projects.
This bill would require the authority, in awarding contracts for the construction of the high-speed rail system, to require that a minimum of 25% of the workforce used at each worksite be from the local workforce, as defined, and that a minimum of 25% of the aggregate dollar amount of contracts awarded be subject to project labor agreements, as defined. The bill would also require the authority to post on its Internet Web site, by January 31 of each year, the percentages it achieved in compliance with those requirements.

Existing law, the Nursing Practice Act, prohibits a person from engaging in the practice of nursing without holding a license which is in an active status issued by the Board of Registered Nursing.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 185034.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

185034.5.
 (a) The authority, in awarding contracts for the construction of the high-speed rail system, shall require that:
(1) A minimum of 25 percent of the workforce used at each worksite be from the local workforce.
(2) A minimum of 25 percent of the aggregate dollar amount of contracts awarded are subject to project labor agreements.
(b) A contract that meets the specifications of both paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) may be designated toward satisfaction of each of those requirements.
(c) As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Local workforce” means residents of the local workforce development area in which the worksite is located.
(2) “Local workforce development area” means one of 49 such areas in the state with a local board designated by the Governor pursuant to Section 14200 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(3) “Project labor agreement” means a prehire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project.
(d) The authority shall post on its Internet Web site, by January 31 of each year, the percentages it achieved in compliance with subdivision (a) during the immediately preceeding calendar year.

SECTION 1.Section 2732 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
2732.

No person shall engage in the practice of nursing, as defined in Section 2725, without holding a license that is in an active status issued under this chapter except as otherwise provided in this act.

Every licensee may be known as a registered nurse and may place the letters “R. N.” after his or her name.