AB 979

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jan 27, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 29, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2020

Corporations: boards of directors: underrepresented communities.

Abstract

Existing law, no later than the close of the 2019 calendar year, requires a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation whose principal executive office is located in California to have a minimum of one female director on its board. Existing law, no later than the close of the 2021 calendar year, additionally requires such a corporation with 5 directors to have a minimum of 2 female directors and such a corporation with 6 or more directors to have a minimum of 3 female directors. Existing law authorizes the Secretary of State to impose fines for violations of these provisions, as specified, and requires the moneys from these fines to be available, upon appropriation, to offset the cost of administering these requirements. This bill would require, no later than the close of the 2021 calendar year, such a corporation to have a minimum of one director from an underrepresented community, as defined. The bill would require, no later than the close of the 2022 calendar year, such a corporation with more than 4 but fewer than 9 directors to have a minimum of 2 directors from underrepresented communities, and such a corporation with 9 or more directors to have a minimum of 3 directors from underrepresented communities. Existing law requires, on or before specified dates, the Secretary of State to publish various reports on its internet website documenting, among other things, the number of corporations in compliance with these provisions. This bill would require, on or before specified dates, the Secretary of State to include in those reports certain information, including, among other things, the number of corporations in compliance with the bill's provisions. The bill would authorize the Secretary of State to impose fines for violations of the bill's provisions, as specified, and would require the moneys from these fines to be available, upon appropriation, to offset the cost of administering these requirements. This bill would make related findings and declarations.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Actions


Sep 30, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 316, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 08, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F. pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.2.

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 56. Noes 8. Page 5377.).

Assembly

From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 8. Noes 1.) (August 30).

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 5274.)

Aug 29, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 26. Noes 8. Page 4432.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (August 20).

Senate

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

Aug 17, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (August 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jul 30, 2020

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 28, 2020

Senate

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

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on B. & F.I.

Jul 14, 2020

Senate

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

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on B. & F.I.

Jul 09, 2020

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 02, 2020

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.I.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.I.

Jun 30, 2020

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Senate

Withdrawn from committee.

Jun 29, 2020

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., P.E. & R.

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

Jun 23, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on L., P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L., P.E. & R.

Jan 28, 2020

Senate

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

Jan 27, 2020

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 73. Noes 0. Page 3894.)

Jan 23, 2020

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (January 23).

Jan 08, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (January 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jan 07, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P.E. & R.

Jan 06, 2020

Assembly

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

Apr 24, 2019

Assembly

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

Mar 04, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on P.E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on P.E. & R.

Feb 22, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 24.

Feb 21, 2019

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/21/19 - Introduced PDF
01/06/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/29/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/14/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/28/20 - Amended Senate PDF
08/20/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/20 - Chaptered PDF

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