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AB-2732 Employment: unfair immigration-related practices: janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
AB-2732
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
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Gloria (A) , Leyva (S) , Skinner (S)
Employment: unfair immigration-related practices: janitorial workers: sexual violence and harassment prevention training.
03/18/18
An act to amend Sections 1420, 1421, 1429, 1429.5, and 1434 of, and to add Sections 1019.3 and 1019.5 to, the Labor Code, relating to employment.
Assembly
09/05/18
08/28/18

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/12/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
08/31/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 59. Noes 13.).
08/31/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
08/31/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 8. Page 6164.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning AB 2732 without my signature.

This bill makes it unlawful - punishable by civil and criminal penalties - for an employer to knowingly destroy, conceal, remove, confiscate, or possess any immigration-related documents for human trafficking or any coercive labor practice. The bill also requires employers to provide a written "Worker's Bill of Rights" to every employee in the State of California.

Labor trafficking is a problem in our state and the provision of this bill that prohibits employers from withholding immigration documents from workers is very appropriate.
However, there is additional language that requires every single employer to provide to every single employee - millions in the state-- a new and detailed list of rights related to labor trafficking. This goes too far. The vast majority of California employers have nothing to do with labor trafficking, so this mandate as applied to them is burdensome and unwarranted.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.