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AB-1354 Discrimination: equal pay: state contracting.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Dodd (A)
Allen (S) , Block (S) , Bonilla (A) , Bonta (A) , Chávez (A) , Cooper (A) , Eggman (A) , Galgiani (S) , Cristina Garcia (A) , Gonzalez (A) , Hall (S) , Hancock (S) , Leyva (S) , Lopez (A) , Mitchell (S) , Wolk (S)
Discrimination: equal pay: state contracting.
An act to amend Section 12990 of the Government Code, relating to discrimination.

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
01/15/16 Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
10/11/15 Vetoed by Governor.
09/17/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
09/08/15 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 2947.).
09/04/15 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 6 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1354 without my signature.

This bill requires an employer with 100 or more employees to submit the details of their nondiscrimination program to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and to submit periodic reports of its compliance with that program prior to becoming a contractor with the state.

Currently, the department requires all state contractors to develop and implement a nondiscrimination program meeting certain requirements and also certify that they have done so, under penalty of perjury. Furthermore, the department has existing authority to require a contractor to submit this information prior to contracting with the state, if noncompliance is suspected. In light of these factors, I do not believe this bill is necessary at this time.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.