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SB-550 Legislature: employment.(2021-2022)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 550


Introduced by Senator Dahle

February 18, 2021


An act to add Article 6 (commencing with Section 9250) to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to the Legislature.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 550, as introduced, Dahle. Legislature: employment.
Existing law regulates the employment practices of employers in the state. Certain of these provisions do not apply to state agencies, including the Legislature.
This bill would apply the state’s laws regulating the employment practices of private employers to the Legislature. Because the violation of various employment laws is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
Violations of certain provisions of law regulating employment practices subject an employer to civil penalties. Proceeds of those penalties are, in some cases, continuously appropriated for specified purposes, including, for example, the enforcement of labor laws.
This bill would make the expenditure of the proceeds of any civil penalty imposed on the Legislature pursuant to those provisions contingent upon an appropriation by the Legislature.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 6 (commencing with Section 9250) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  6. Employment Practices

9250.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, and consistent with the United States Constitution and the California Constitution, the laws of this state that regulate the employment practices of private employers apply to the Legislature. A provision of law that regulates the employment practices of employers, including the provisions of the Labor Code, applies to the Legislature regardless if it exempts state agencies or other public employers from its requirements.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) or any other law, expenditure of the proceeds of a civil penalty imposed on the Legislature pursuant to any provision of law that regulates employment practices is contingent upon an appropriation in the annual Budget Act or another statute for that purpose.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.