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AB-372 State employees: Infant at Work programs. (2019-2020)

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Assembly:
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Bill Status
AB-372
Voepel (A) , Gonzalez (A)
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State employees: Infant at Work programs.
03/08/19
An act to add Chapter 2.7 (commencing with Section 19991.20) to Part 2.6 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to state employees.
Assembly
09/12/19
04/22/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/08/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/17/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
09/09/19 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
09/09/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2711.).
09/04/19 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 372 without my signature.

This bill would allow a state agency to adopt an Infant at Work pilot program, and adopt the necessary regulations that would permit an employee, who is a new parent or caregiver to an infant, the option to bring their infant to the workplace.

I recognize the value of this program, which is in line with my commitment to strengthening parent and caregiver bonding during the earliest months of a child's life. As such, an Infant at Work program might be worth exploring, but the bill as written exposes the state to a high level of risk of lawsuits and should be handled administratively or through collective bargaining. Moreover, the timeline stipulated does not provide adequate time to establish a policy and regulations for a program of this magnitude.

Therefore, I am directing CalHR to develop a pilot program to implement this concept in a thoughtful manner.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom