SB 674

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Public Contracts: workforce development: covered public contracts.

Abstract

Existing law establishes the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, under the supervision of the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. Existing law establishes within the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Department of Industrial Relations, to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of California and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment, among other duties. Existing law, the State Contract Act, governs contracting between state agencies and private contractors, and sets forth requirements for the bidding, awarding, and overseeing of contracts for projects. Existing law, the Local Agency Public Construction Act, establishes contracting by local agencies for the construction of public works, and requires local agencies to comply with specified procedures for contracting of public works projects, including, the use of a competitive bidding process and awarding contracts to the lowest responsible bidder, as provided. This bill would require the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to create 2 programs, to be known as the California Jobs Plan Program and the United States Jobs Plan Program. The bill would require the programs to meet specified objectives, including supporting the creation and retention of quality, nontemporary full-time jobs, as specified, and the hiring of displaced workers and individuals facing barriers to employment. The bill would require, as a component of applications for covered public contracts, as defined, the creation of forms for each program that state the minimum numbers of proposed jobs that are projected to be retained and created if the applicant wins the covered public contract. These components of the application would be known as the California Jobs Plan and the United States Jobs Plan, which the bill would define. Pursuant to these definitions, applicants for covered public contracts would state the minimum number of jobs, proposed wages, benefits, investment in training, specific protections for worker health and safety, and targeted hiring plans for displaced workers and individuals facing barriers to jobs, as specified, in exchange for covered public contracts. The bill would require an applicant for a covered public contract that uses entirely state and local funds to complete a California Jobs Plan form, while applicants for covered public contracts that use any amount of federal funds would complete the United States Jobs Plan. This bill would require the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, with input from the relevant public agencies, as defined, relevant federal agencies, and, if they choose to participate, local transportation agencies, to create procedures and criteria to evaluate applicants for covered public contracts. The bill would require United States Jobs Plan procedures and criteria to be sent to specified federal entities for approval prior to implementation. The bill would require the procedures and criteria to award additional consideration to applicants who do specified things. The bill would require the applicant's California Jobs Plan or United States Jobs Plan to be scored as part of the overall application for a covered public contract, not to exceed 15% of the points of the overall contract score. The bill would also require applicants for subsidies or other covered contracts that are noncompetitive contracts to complete the forms. The bill would make the California Jobs Plan or the United States Jobs Plan submitted by a recipient of a covered public contract a material term of the contract. This bill would require the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to develop a web-based portal to track California Jobs Plan and United States Jobs Plan commitments and compliance. The bill would require recipients of covered public contracts, beginning on January 1, 2024, and annually thereafter, to upload progress reports to the portal, as specified. The bill would require the portal to be designed to send an automatic notice to the relevant public agency if the information entered into the portal indicates a failure to comply with the commitments made in the California Jobs Plan or the United States Jobs Plan. The bill would require all compliance reporting to be accessible to the public through the web-based portal. This bill would require that its provisions remain in effect until January 1, 2028. By imposing new duties on local jurisdictions in administering covered public contracts, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Actions


Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Ordered to inactive file on request of Assembly Member Chau.

Aug 31, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 26).

Aug 19, 2021

Assembly

August 19 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Jul 07, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 06, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 3.) (July 5).

Jun 23, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

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

Jun 10, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on L. & E. and TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L. & E. and TRANS.

Jun 02, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 31. Noes 7. Page 1327.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1200.) (May 20).

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

May 10, 2021

Senate

May 10 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

May 04, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 10.

Apr 29, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 2. Page 943.) (April 27).

Apr 19, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Apr 16, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 27.

Mar 23, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 574.) (March 22). Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

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

Mar 10, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing March 22.

Mar 03, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and TRANS.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

Read first time.

Feb 19, 2021

Senate

Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB674 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
04/19/21 - Amended Senate PDF
04/29/21 - Amended Senate PDF
05/20/21 - Amended Senate PDF
07/07/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/30/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/19/21- Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement PDF
04/22/21- Senate Transportation PDF
05/07/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/20/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
06/01/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/18/21- Assembly Labor and Employment PDF
07/01/21- Assembly Transportation PDF
08/16/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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