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SB-647 Unruh Civil Rights Act: violations: service of process: Department of Fair Employment and Housing.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 03/09/2021 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 09, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 647


Introduced by Senator Laird

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 70900 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges. An act to amend Section 51.1 of the Civil Code, relating to civil rights.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 647, as amended, Laird. California Community Colleges: board of governors. Unruh Civil Rights Act: violations: service of process: Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Existing law, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, provides that all persons within the jurisdiction of this state are entitled to full and equal accommodations in all business establishments regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation. Existing law provides that if a violation of any of these specified civil rights is alleged or the application or construction thereof is in issue in any proceeding in the Supreme Court of California, a state court of appeal, or the appellate division of a superior court, each party shall serve a copy of the party’s brief or petition and brief on the State Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General.
This bill would additionally require each party to serve a copy of the party’s brief on the Director of Fair Employment and Housing.

Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 51.1 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

51.1.
 If a violation of Section 51, 51.5, 51.7, 51.9, or 52.1 is alleged or the application or construction of any of these sections is in issue in any proceeding in the Supreme Court of California, a state court of appeal, or the appellate division of a superior court, each party shall serve a copy of the party’s brief or petition and brief, brief on the State Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General. No General and on the Director of Fair Employment and Housing. A brief may shall not be accepted for filing unless the proof of service shows service on the State Solicitor General. General and on the Director of Fair Employment and Housing. Any party failing to comply with this requirement shall be given a reasonable opportunity to cure the failure before the court imposes any sanction and, in that instance, the court shall allow the Attorney General and the Director of Fair Employment and Housing reasonable additional time to file a brief in the matter.

SECTION 1.Section 70900 of the Education Code is amended to read:
70900.

There is hereby established the California Community Colleges, a postsecondary education system consisting of community college districts established pursuant to law and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The board of governors shall carry out the functions specified in Section 70901, local districts shall carry out the functions specified in Section 70902, and the California Online Community College shall carry out the functions specified in Section 75003.