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SB-665 Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference. (2021-2022)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-665
Umberg (S)
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Jones (S) , Mathis (A) , Melendez (S) , Newman (S) , Seyarto (A) , Voepel (A)
Employment policy: voluntary veterans’ preference.
03/24/21
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 12940 of, and to add and repeal Article 3 (commencing with Section 12958) of Chapter 6 of Part 2.8 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, the Government Code, relating to employment.
Senate
09/13/21
08/30/21

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/06/21 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/06/21 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/17/21 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
09/09/21 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/08/21 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 665 without my signature.

This bill allows private employers to create a temporary veterans' preference for hiring and deems these policies as not violating anti-discrimination laws, until January 1, 2028.

Honoring veterans and assisting them in securing employment are vitally important goals of my Administration. However, I am concerned that the veterans' preference policies that would be permitted by this legislation could negatively impact employment opportunities for women and other protected groups underrepresented among veterans, such as people with disabilities.

There are ways to make the preference workable and I look forward to working with the author to advance such a policy.


Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom