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AB-1395 Public employment.(2011-2012)

Senate:
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Cmt
2nd
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Assembly:
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Cmt
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1395
Swanson (A)
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Public employment.
03/31/11
An act to amend Sections 18933 and 19997.11 of, and to add Section 19053 to, the Government Code, relating to public employment.
Assembly
07/15/11
06/21/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
08/08/11 Vetoed by Governor.
07/25/11 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
07/14/11 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2328.).
07/11/11 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after July 13 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/11/11 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0. Page 1787.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1395 without my signature.

This measure requires all state agencies and departments to post examination and vacancy announcements on the State Personnel Board's website. It also requires that the names of employees that are laid off from department specific job classifications be placed on "comparable" statewide reemployment lists.

While I support the author's intent to increase access to state employment opportunities for laid off state employees, this measure fails to provide adequate protections against an unqualified employee being misplaced on a comparable statewide list. Further, it may delay the layoff process and reduce the anticipated savings from future layoffs.

I note that state departments and agencies working in conjunction with the Department of Personnel Administration currently have the authority to work collaboratively to designate comparable classes on a case-by-case basis as part of layoff negotiations with employees and their representatives. Further, I encourage all parties to engage in this process whenever possible during these difficult fiscal times for the state, its employees and all Californians.


Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.