SB 1121 - An Act to Amend Section 554 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

Overtime wages: agricultural workers. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
Author(s):
Summary:
Existing law sets wage and hour requirements for employees and requires an employer to pay overtime wages as specified to an employee who works in excess of a workday or workweek, as defined. Existing law exempts agricultural employees from these requirements.

This bill would remove the exemption for agricultural employees.  
Status:
This bill was passed by both houses and vetoed by the Governor. It did not become law
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on July 1, 2010.

voted YES: 47 voted NO: 28
4 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Section 554 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

SB 1121 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law sets wage and hour requirements for employees and requires an employer to pay overtime wages as specified to an employee who works in excess of a workday or workweek, as defined. Existing law exempts agricultural employees from these requirements.

This bill would remove the exemption for agricultural employees.
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Title
An Act to Amend Section 554 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.
Author(s)
Dean Florez
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Overtime wages: agricultural workers
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/18/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations5/03/2010
    Passed Senate6/03/2010
    Passed Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment6/23/2010
    Passed Assembly7/01/2010
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)7/20/2010
    Vetoed by Governor7/28/2010
    Vetoed by Governor7/28/2010
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass.5/03/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
    4 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB1121 Florez6/03/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 12 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Labor and EmploymentDo pass.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment
    4 voted YES 1 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblySB 1121 Florez Senate Third Reading By MONNING7/01/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
    47 voted YES 28 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/18/2010
    2/18/2010Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/19/2010From print. May be acted upon on or after March 21.
    2/25/2010To Com. on L. & I.R.
    4/07/2010Set for hearing April 28.
    4/28/2010Set, first hearing. Testimony taken. Further hearing to be set.
    4/29/2010Set for hearing May 3. (For vote only.)
    select this voteVote5/03/2010Do pass.
    5/03/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 4. Noes 2. Page 3429.)
    5/04/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    6/03/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 12. Page 3778.) To Assembly.
    6/03/2010In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/03/2010Senate 3rd Reading SB1121 Florez
    6/10/2010To Com. on L. & E.
    select this voteVote6/23/2010Do pass.
    6/24/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (Heard in committee on June 23.)
    6/28/2010Read second time. To third reading.
    7/01/2010Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 47. Noes 28. Page 5929.) To Senate.
    7/01/2010In Senate. To enrollment.
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage7/01/2010SB 1121 Florez Senate Third Reading By MONNING
    7/20/2010Enrolled. To Governor at 10:30 a.m.
    Vetoed7/28/2010Vetoed by Governor.
    7/28/2010In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
    9/30/2010Stricken from Senate file. Veto sustained.

    Average contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    11 times as much
    $49,827
    $2,399
    $53
    $3,911
    $10,127
    $3,687
    $8,494
    $2,026
    $111
    $170
    YES$80,804
    $6,021
    $36
    $0
    $83
    $63
    $107
    $1,225
    $9
    $0
    $0
    NO$7,543
    10 Organizations Supported and 13 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Section 554 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.: SB 1121 Florez Senate Third Reading By MONNING

    10 organizations supported this bill

    Amalgamated Transit Union
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Applicants' Attorneys Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Labor Federation
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Engineers and Scientists of California
    http://ifpte20.org/ (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union
    http://ifpte20.org/ (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Jockeys' Guild
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    National Nurses United
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.

    13 organizations opposed this bill

    Agricultural Council of California
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Alliance of Western Milk Producers
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Allied Grape Growers
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
    http://www.cangc.org/ (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Association of Wheat Growers
    http://www.cangc.org/ (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Farm Bureau Federation
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Grain & Feed Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    California Warehouse Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Pacific Coast Renderers Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Pacific Egg & Poultry Association
    Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment (2010, June 25). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved February 15, 2011, from Leg. Info.
    Western Growers
    (2010, August 4). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2014, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$32,950$0Yes
    Joel AndersonRCA-77$18,050$5,600No
    Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0Yes
    Karen BassDCA-47$50,550$1,250Yes
    Jim BeallDCA-24$25,050$0Yes
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$6,800$40,450No
    Tom BerryhillRCA-25$7,400$39,149No
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-33$0$0No
    Marty BlockDCA-78$49,850$0Yes
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$54,600$2,000Yes
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$31,350$1,000Yes
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$45,850$0Yes
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$56,500$3,000Not Voting
    Anna CaballeroDCA-28$57,239$1,300Yes
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$26,150$3,000Yes
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$15,250$750Yes
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$21,615$6,250Not Voting
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$2,250$25,100No
    Paul CookRCA-65$25,250$3,000No
    Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
    Mike DavisDCA-48$10,950$1,000Yes
    Hector De La TorreDCA-50$216,805$4,500Yes
    Kevin De LeonDCA-45$66,723$9,000Yes
    Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
    Mike EngDCA-49$64,795$200Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$66,346$3,000Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$168,888$0Yes
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$21,425$25,850Not Voting
    Paul FongDCA-22$46,450$1,000Yes
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$18,000$22,500Yes
    Jean FullerRCA-32$5,050$25,300No
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$77,871$0Yes
    Ted GainesRCA-4$2,075$4,000No
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$16,050$47,125Not Voting
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$15,430$16,300No
    Mike GattoDCA-43$88,160$4,000Yes
    Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,150$4,500No
    Isadore HallDCA-52$35,550$11,500Yes
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$9,225$1,750No
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$43,750$2,500Yes
    Ed HernandezDCA-57$45,234$6,900Yes
    Jerry HillDCA-19$38,576$0Yes
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$37,815$12,546No
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$71,775$2,300Yes
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$2,000$1,500No
    Dave JonesDCA-9$1,009,148$13,950Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$9,000$3,000No
    Ted LieuDCA-53$212,117$2,000Yes
    Dan LogueRCA-3$3,000$12,000No
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$80,829$0Yes
    Fiona MaDCA-12$38,150$38,850Yes
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$44,100$10,500Yes
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,150$0No
    Bill MonningDCA-27$55,624$4,100Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$39,727$0Yes
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$13,650$500No
    Roger NielloRCA-5$10,550$7,760No
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$6,050$16,300No
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0No
    John PerezDCA-46$158,593$20,500Yes
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$53,400$1,000Yes
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$64,925$1,300Yes
    Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
    Mary SalasDCA-79$118,768$1,000Yes
    Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$7,200$8,250No
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$68,082$3,900Yes
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$4,400$3,000No
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$42,900$4,500Yes
    Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0No
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$98,100$1,750Yes
    Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$130,618$1,250Yes
    Norma TorresDCA-61$36,150$1,000Yes
    Alberto TorricoDCA-20$70,065$39,311Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
    Mike VillinesRCA-29$20,700$48,010No
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$27,790$18,104Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Anthony AdamsRCA-59$0$0No
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$32,950$0Yes
    Joel AndersonRCA-77$18,050$5,600No
    Juan ArambulaICA-31$0$0Yes
    Karen BassDCA-47$50,550$1,250Yes
    Jim BeallDCA-24$25,050$0Yes
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$6,800$40,450No
    Tom BerryhillRCA-25$7,400$39,149No
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-33$0$0No
    Marty BlockDCA-78$49,850$0Yes
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$54,600$2,000Yes
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$31,350$1,000Yes
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$45,850$0Yes
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$56,500$3,000Not Voting
    Anna CaballeroDCA-28$57,239$1,300Yes
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$26,150$3,000Yes
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$15,250$750Yes
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$21,615$6,250Not Voting
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$2,250$25,100No
    Paul CookRCA-65$25,250$3,000No
    Joe CotoDCA-23$0$0Yes
    Mike DavisDCA-48$10,950$1,000Yes
    Hector De La TorreDCA-50$216,805$4,500Yes
    Kevin De LeonDCA-45$66,723$9,000Yes
    Chuck DeVoreRCA-70$0$0No
    Mike EngDCA-49$64,795$200Yes
    Noreen EvansDCA-7$66,346$3,000Yes
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$168,888$0Yes
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$21,425$25,850Not Voting
    Paul FongDCA-22$46,450$1,000Yes
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$18,000$22,500Yes
    Jean FullerRCA-32$5,050$25,300No
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$77,871$0Yes
    Ted GainesRCA-4$2,075$4,000No
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$16,050$47,125Not Voting
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$15,430$16,300No
    Mike GattoDCA-43$88,160$4,000Yes
    Danny GilmoreRCA-30$0$0No
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$1,150$4,500No
    Isadore HallDCA-52$35,550$11,500Yes
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$9,225$1,750No
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$43,750$2,500Yes
    Ed HernandezDCA-57$45,234$6,900Yes
    Jerry HillDCA-19$38,576$0Yes
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$37,815$12,546No
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$71,775$2,300Yes
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$2,000$1,500No
    Dave JonesDCA-9$1,009,148$13,950Yes
    Steve KnightRCA-36$9,000$3,000No
    Ted LieuDCA-53$212,117$2,000Yes
    Dan LogueRCA-3$3,000$12,000No
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$80,829$0Yes
    Fiona MaDCA-12$38,150$38,850Yes
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$44,100$10,500Yes
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$4,150$0No
    Bill MonningDCA-27$55,624$4,100Yes
    Pedro NavaDCA-35$39,727$0Yes
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$13,650$500No
    Roger NielloRCA-5$10,550$7,760No
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$6,050$16,300No
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$0No
    John PerezDCA-46$158,593$20,500Yes
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$53,400$1,000Yes
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$64,925$1,300Yes
    Ira RuskinDCA-21$0$0Yes
    Mary SalasDCA-79$118,768$1,000Yes
    Lori SaldanaDCA-76$0$0Yes
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$7,200$8,250No
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$68,082$3,900Yes
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$4,400$3,000No
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$42,900$4,500Yes
    Audra StricklandRCA-37$0$0No
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$98,100$1,750Yes
    Tom TorlaksonDCA-11$130,618$1,250Yes
    Norma TorresDCA-61$36,150$1,000Yes
    Alberto TorricoDCA-20$70,065$39,311Yes
    Van TranRCA-68$0$0No
    Mike VillinesRCA-29$20,700$48,010No
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$27,790$18,104Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$2,570,893
    Health worker unions$492,103
    Other unions$461,164
    Labor unions$190,115
    Teamsters unions$183,388
    Transportation unions$115,771
    Merchant marine & longshoremen unions$95,450
    Food service & related unions$8,000
    Entertainment unions$5,200
    Manufacturing unions$2,500

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Vegetables, fruits & tree nuts$134,049
    Dairy farmers & wholesale and retail milk, cheese and ice cream dealers$116,130
    Poultry & eggs$100,161
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$76,580
    Chambers of commerce$68,775
    Farm Bureau/affiliated organizations & PACs$55,209
    Feedlots & related livestock services$18,750
    Florists & nursery services$13,000
    Warehousing$10,002
    Animal feed & health products$7,800
    Farmers, crop unspecified$500
    Wheat, corn, soybeans & cash grain$0
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