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SB-406 Employment: leave.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Jackson (S)
Gomez (A) , Gonzalez (A)
Employment: leave.
An act to amend Section 12945.2 of the Government 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
04/25/16 Last day to consider Governors veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/11/15 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/11/15 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/17/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:45 p.m.
09/11/15 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 23. Noes 16. Page 2775.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 406 without my signature.

This bill expands the circumstances under which a qualified employee may take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the California Family Rights Act.

I support the author's efforts to ensure that eligible workers can take leave to care for a seriously ill family member. The expansion provided in this bill, however, creates a disparity between California's law and the Federal Medical Leave Act and, in certain circumstances, could require employers to provide employees up to 24 weeks of family leave in a 12 month period. I am open to legislation to allow workers to take leave for additional family members that does not create this anomaly.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.