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SB-1223 Construction industry: discrimination and harassment prevention policy.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Galgiani (S)
Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Construction industry: discrimination and harassment prevention policy.
An act to add Chapter 4.3 (commencing with Section 107.5) to Division 1 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/30/18 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/06/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/28/18 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 5866.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
08/28/18 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1223 without my signature.

This bill would require the Department of Industrial Relations to convene an advisory committee to recommend minimum standards for a harassment and discrimination prevention policy and training program specific to the construction industry, and to provide a report to the Legisatlure with recommendations for implementation.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is charged with enforcing the provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including those pertaining to preventing and remedying sexual harassment and discrimination. That Department is also charged with enforcing the state's sexual harassment training requirements. As such, this proposal would be better placed at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and not with the Labor Commissioner.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.