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AB-302 Public works: public subsidies.(2013-2014)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Died
Bill Status
AB-302
Chau (A)
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Public works: public subsidies.
03/15/13
An act to amend Section 1720 of the Labor Code, relating to public works.
Assembly
09/12/13
08/12/13

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/06/14 Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
01/06/14 Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/13/13 Vetoed by Governor.
09/23/13 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/06/13 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 55. Noes 21. Page 2905.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 302 without my signature.

This measure seeks to codify a definition of the term 'de minimus' for purposes of what level of public subsidy triggers prevailing wage requirements on an otherwise private project.

Longstanding practice has been to view the subsidy in context of the project and use 2% as a general threshold for determinations. By codifying a standard that establishes 'de minimus' as less than 1% and less than $25,000 few, if any, projects receiving public subsidies will be found to be exempt from prevailing wage requirements.

While I remain a staunch supporter of prevailing wages and the associated quality work and good paying jobs, I am concerned that this measure is too restrictive. Finally, there has been no showing that the current practice is unreasonable.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.