BILLS ON GOVERNOR’S DESK – OPPOSE

Below are bills on the Governor’s desk we are hoping he vetoes:

AB 1870 (Reyes D) Employment discrimination: limitation of actions.

Extends the statute of limitations from one year to three years for all employment related discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Puts employers at significant risk of a lawsuit they cannot defend against.

AB 2853 (Medina D) Local government: economic development subsidies.

Mandates significant requirements on local governments that working with warehouse projects and offering certain economic development incentives.  This bill has been VETOED.

AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher D) Employment discrimination: enforcement.

Create more litigation, significant delays in the resolution of disputes, and higher costs for employers and employees.

SB 100 (De León D) Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. 

Creates uncertainty for businesses in the state and increases the cost for energy by mandating an ambiguous zero-carbon energy planning goal.  This bill has been SIGNED INTO LAW.

SB 937 (Wiener D) Lactation accommodation.

Mandates employers provide certain accomodtions for lactating employee similar to AB 1976 (Limon). Unfortunately SB 937 contains provisions that put employers at risk of labor-oriented lawsuits. We are asking the Governor to sign AB 1976, but must ask that he veto this measure.

SB 1128 (Roth D) Common interest developments: governance.

Makes significant and unnecessary changes to the rules and processes governing homeowner association elections.

SB 1265 (Wieckowski D) Common interest developments: elections.

Similar to SB 1128, this bill makes significant and unnecessary changes to the rules and processes governing homeowner association elections.

SB 1339 (Stern D) Electricity: microgrids: tariffs.

Bans the use of diesel electrical backup systems and puts buildings using such system at risk during an emergency.

SB 1402 (Lara D) Labor contracting: customer liability.

Increases transportation costs and puts stress on the supply chain for California retailers.

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