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AB-2314 Private employment: domestic workers.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Ting (A) , Gonzalez Fletcher (A)
Jones-Sawyer (A) , Kalra (A) , Leyva (S) , McCarty (A) , Thurmond (A)
Private employment: domestic workers.
An act to add Section 1455 to the Labor Code, relating to domestic workers.

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
09/22/18 Vetoed by Governor.
08/28/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/23/18 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/23/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 12. Page 5651.).
08/17/18 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2314 without my signature.

This bill would create a Domestic Work Enforcement Pilot Program in an effort to provide resources, education and training regarding labor standards in the domestic work industry for both employees and employers.

The author of this measure added a provision to the 2018-19 Budget Act that requires the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to provide a report, by July 1, 2019, on the labor enforcement actions that have been taken by the Division to date, what barriers exist that may prevent greater enforcement, and to provide recommendations on improving employer compliance through outreach and education. Given the wide variety of domestic work and the sparse information available, I believe the legislature should wait for the findings of this report, and then conduct thorough and thoughtful hearings on how families can take care of their loved ones in a fair and affordable manner.

Keeping a family member out of a nursing home and in a place where they have lived for years is a profoundly moral and social good. I urge the legislature to tread carefully when adding more enforcement rules or costly mandates on ordinary families trying to do their best for their infirmed or aging loved ones.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.