- District 21
The California Whistleblower Protection Act authorizes the California State Auditor to receive and investigate complaints about state employees or state agencies that have engaged in improper governmental activities, as defined. The act applies to state agencies, as defined, and to the University of California, the California State University, and courts, as specified. Under the act, a person who intentionally engages in acts of reprisal, retaliation, threats, coercion or similar acts against a state employee, University of California employee, California State University employee, court employee, or an applicant for such employment for having made a protected disclosure, as defined, is subject to civil liability and criminal penalties. This bill would expand these provisions to certain private entities awarded large state contracts, as defined, and their employees. Because this bill would create a new crime, it would impose 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
June 14 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 3964.) Ordered to the Assembly.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 6. Noes 0. Page 3776.) (May 19).
Set for hearing May 19.
May 9 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.
Set for hearing May 9.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 11. Noes 0. Page 3435.) (April 19).
Set for hearing April 19.
Article IV Section 8(a) of the Constitution and Joint Rule 55 dispensed with February 7, 2022, suspending the 30 calendar day requirement.
Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/08/22 - Introduced|
|04/21/22 - Amended Senate|
|04/15/22- Senate Judiciary|
|05/06/22- Senate Appropriations|
|05/21/22- Sen. Floor Analyses|
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