AB 1978

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 02, 2016
  • Passed Senate Aug 25, 2016
  • Signed by Governor Sep 15, 2016

Employment: property service workers.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Department of Industrial Relations in the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of California, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment. Existing law establishes within the department the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, which is vested with the general duty of enforcing labor laws, including those relating to wage claims and employer retaliation. This bill would require every employer subject to its provisions to keep accurate records of specific information regarding employees for 3 years. The bill would require the division to enforce its provisions and would authorize the Labor Commissioner, who is the chief of the division, to adopt any regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the bill. The bill would require every employer, effective July 1, 2018, to register annually with the Labor Commissioner in accordance with prescribed procedures. The bill would prohibit an employer from conducting any business without registration as required by the bill and would authorize the commissioner to revoke a registration under certain circumstances. The bill would set application and renewal fees for registration. The bill would require an employer to include specific information in the registration application. The bill would prohibit the division from granting registration under specific circumstances. The bill would require the commissioner to maintain on the department's Internet Web site a public database of registered property service employers. The bill would require the division, by January 1, 2019, to establish a biennial in-person sexual violence and harassment prevention training requirement for employees and employers with the assistance of a prescribed advisory committee to be convened by the director. The bill would require employers, as of July 1, 2018, and until the division establishes that training requirement, to provide employees with a pamphlet of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing on sexual harassment. The bill would establish civil fines for specific violations of its provisions and vest in the commission the exclusive authority to enforce the civil fine provisions. The bill would require the deposit of registration fees and civil fines in the Labor Enforcement and Compliance Fund and would direct that the moneys in the fund from those fees and fines be used only for the reasonable costs of administering the registration of janitorial contractors and the costs and obligations associated with the administration and enforcement of the bill by the division.

Bill Sponsors (11)

Votes


Actions


Sep 15, 2016

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 373, Statutes of 2016.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 08, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 30, 2016

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 68. Noes 7. Page 6460.).

Aug 26, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 28 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Assembly

Measure version as amended on August 19 corrected.

Aug 25, 2016

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 1. Page 5416.).

Aug 22, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 19, 2016

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 15, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 11).

Aug 01, 2016

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jun 29, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 22, 2016

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on L. & I.R.

Jun 09, 2016

Senate

Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & I.R.

Jun 06, 2016

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 02, 2016

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 51. Noes 23. Page 5243.)

Jun 01, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 31, 2016

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

May 27, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 14. Noes 6.) (May 27).

May 11, 2016

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 21, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Apr 14, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & E.

Apr 13, 2016

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. & E. Read second time and amended.

Mar 28, 2016

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 16, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & E.

Mar 15, 2016

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. & E. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Com. on L. & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. & E.

Feb 17, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 16, 2016

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1978 HTML
02/16/16 - Introduced PDF
03/15/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/13/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/31/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/22/16 - Amended Senate PDF
08/19/16 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/16 - Enrolled PDF
09/15/16 - Chaptered PDF

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