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AB-1948 Wage and hour laws: Legislature.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1948


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Grove

February 23, 2012


An act to add Sections 501 and 1172 to the Labor Code, relating to employment.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1948, as introduced, Grove. Wage and hour laws: Legislature.
(1) Existing law affords wage and hour protections to employees in the state. These protections include laws that regulate overtime compensation and require employees to be given meal and rest periods. Violations of these protections is a crime. Generally, these wage and hour laws are inapplicable to employees of the state.
This bill would make specified wage and hour laws applicable to the Legislature. Because a violation of these requirements would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating a new crime.
(2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 501 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

501.
 “Employer” as used in this chapter includes the Legislature.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1172 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

1172.
 “Employer” as used in this chapter includes the Legislature.

SEC. 3.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.