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AB-1870 Employment discrimination: limitation of actions.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Reyes (A) , Friedman (A) , Waldron (A)
Baker (A) , Berman (A) , Bonta (A) , Caballero (A) , Carrillo (A) , Chiu (A) , Chu (A) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A) , Grayson (A) , Kalra (A) , Lackey (A) , Leyva (S) , Limón (A) , McCarty (A) , Mullin (A) , Voepel (A)
Employment discrimination: limitation of actions.
An act to amend Section 12960 of the Government Code, relating to employment.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/29/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 61. Noes 9. Page 6832.).
08/27/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 29 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/27/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 25. Noes 10. Page 5813.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1870 without my signature.

This bill extends the deadline to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from one year to three years for the employment provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Employees who have experienced harassment or discrimination in the workplace should have every opportunity to have their complaints investigated. I believe, however, that the current filing deadline--which has been in place since 1963--not only encourages prompt resolution while memories and evidence are fresh, but also ensures that unwelcome behavior is promptly reported and halted.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.