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AB-569 Discrimination: reproductive health.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Atkins (S) , Chiu (A) , Friedman (A) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Jackson (S) , Stern (S) , Wieckowski (S)
Discrimination: reproductive health.
An act to add Section 2810.7 to the Labor 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
10/15/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/25/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 12 p.m.
09/14/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 55. Noes 20. Page 3369.).
09/13/17 Assembly Rule 77(a) suspended. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 3255.)
09/13/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 15 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

Assembly Bill 569 would add to the labor code a prohibition against any employer from taking an action against an employee because of that employee's reproductive decision.

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act has long banned such adverse actions, except for religious institutions. I believe these types of claims should remain within the jurisdiction of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

For this reason, I am returning AB 569 without my signature.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.