AB 1236 - An Act to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 2811) to Chapter 2 of Division 3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

Employment: hiring practices: electronic employment verification. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
The E-Verify Program of the United States Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the United States Social Security Administration, enables participating employers to use the program, on a voluntary basis, to verify that the employees they hire are authorized to work in the United States.

The bill would prohibit the state, or a city, county, city and county, or special… More
The E-Verify Program of the United States Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the United States Social Security Administration, enables participating employers to use the program, on a voluntary basis, to verify that the employees they hire are authorized to work in the United States.

The bill would prohibit the state, or a city, county, city and county, or special district, from requiring an employer other than one of those government entities to use an electronic employment verification system except when required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds. Hide
 
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The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 6, 2011.

voted YES: 24 voted NO: 14
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 2811) to Chapter 2 of Division 3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.

AB 1236 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
The E-Verify Program of the United States Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with the United States Social Security Administration, enables participating employers to use the program, on a voluntary basis, to verify that the employees they hire are authorized to work in the United States.

The bill would prohibit the state, or a city, county, city and county, or special district, from requiring an employer other than one of those government entities to use an electronic employment verification system except when required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds.
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Title
An Act to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 2811) to Chapter 2 of Division 3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.
Author(s)
Paul Fong
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Employment: hiring practices: electronic employment verification
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/18/2011
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment5/04/2011
    Passed Assembly5/19/2011
    Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations6/08/2011
    Passed Senate9/06/2011
    Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/16/2011
    Became law (chaptered).10/09/2011
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Labor and EmploymentDo pass.5/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment
    5 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 1236 FONG Assembly Third Reading5/19/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
    55 voted YES 22 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass.6/08/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
    4 voted YES 1 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1236 Fong By DeSaulnier9/06/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
    24 voted YES 14 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/18/2011
    2/18/2011Read first time. To print.
    2/20/2011From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.
    3/31/2011Referred to Com. on L. & E. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. & E. Read second time and amended.
    4/04/2011Re-referred to Com. on L. & E.
    select this voteVote5/04/2011Do pass.
    5/05/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (May 4).
    5/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    5/19/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 55. Noes 22. Page 1465.)
    5/19/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/19/2011AB 1236 FONG Assembly Third Reading
    6/02/2011Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
    select this voteVote6/08/2011Do pass.
    6/08/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 8).
    6/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    9/06/2011In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
    9/06/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 14. Page 2304.).
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/06/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB1236 Fong By DeSaulnier
    9/16/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
    10/09/2011Approved by the Governor.
    10/09/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 691, Statutes of 2011.

    Total contributions given to Senators within 30 days of the vote "Assembly 3rd Reading AB1236 Fong By DeSaulnier" from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Food stores
    Food & kindred products manufacturing
    Chambers of commerce
    Farm organizations & cooperatives
    Health & welfare policy
    State & local government employee unions
    Vegetables, fruits & tree nuts
    Other commodities (including rice, peanuts, honey)
    Farmers, in general
    Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones
    Feedlots & related livestock services
    Florists & nursery services
    Hotels & motels
    Human rights
    Labor unions
    Minority & ethnic groups
    Municipal & county government organizations

    opposed this bill

    Date Range of Contributions
    Within days of the vote "Assembly 3rd Reading AB1236 Fong By DeSaulnier"
    ContributorInterest groupAmountDatesort iconSenate memberPartyDistrictVote
    Western Growers AssociationFarm organizations & cooperatives$1,0008/9/11Jean FullerRCA-18
    Californians Allied for Patient ProtectionHealth & welfare policy$1,0008/11/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    Californians Allied for Patient ProtectionHealth & welfare policy$1,0008/15/11Lois WolkDCA-5
    SafewayFood stores$18,9008/15/11Darrell SteinbergDCA-6
    California Rice Industry AssociationOther commodities (including rice, peanuts, honey)$1,5008/17/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    Western Growers AssociationFarm organizations & cooperatives$1,0008/18/11Rod WrightDCA-25
    SafewayFood stores$2,0008/23/11Kevin De LeonDCA-22
    California Chamber of CommerceChambers of commerce$3,9008/25/11Tom BerryhillRCA-14
    Californians Allied for Patient ProtectionHealth & welfare policy$1,0008/25/11Bill EmmersonRCA-37
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$2,0008/25/11Mimi WaltersRCA-33
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/25/11Bill EmmersonRCA-37
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/25/11Bob HuffRCA-29
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/25/11Noreen EvansDCA-2
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/25/11Tom BerryhillRCA-14
    California Citrus MutualVegetables, fruits & tree nuts$1,5008/26/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$2,0008/26/11Jean FullerRCA-18
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/26/11Lois WolkDCA-5
    Western Growers AssociationFarm organizations & cooperatives$2,0008/29/11Doug La MalfaRCA-4
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0008/31/11Rod WrightDCA-25
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/1/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/6/11Doug La MalfaRCA-4
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/6/11Mark LenoDCA-3
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/8/11Carol LiuDCA-21
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/10/11Joel AndersonRCA-36
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$2,0009/16/11Anthony CannellaRCA-12
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/16/11Ed HernandezDCA-24
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/16/11Kevin De LeonDCA-22
    California Grocers AssociationFood stores$9009/17/11Bob HuffRCA-29
    California Grocers AssociationFood stores$1009/17/11Bob HuffRCA-29
    California Grocers AssociationFood stores$1,0009/19/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    California School Employees AssociationState & local government employee unions$1,0009/19/11Kevin De LeonDCA-22
    California School Employees AssociationState & local government employee unions$1,0009/19/11Ted LieuDCA-28
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,0009/19/11Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7
    Paramount Farming CoVegetables, fruits & tree nuts$2509/19/11Tom BerryhillRCA-14
    Western Plant Health AssociationFarm organizations & cooperatives$1,5009/19/11Michael RubioDCA-16
    California School Employees AssociationState & local government employee unions$1,0009/20/11Mark LenoDCA-3
    Kraft FoodsFood & kindred products manufacturing$1,00010/5/11Ted LieuDCA-28
    Blue Diamond GrowersVegetables, fruits & tree nuts$1,00010/6/11Tom BerryhillRCA-14
    34 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Article 2.5 (Commencing with Section 2811) to Chapter 2 of Division 3 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB1236 Fong By DeSaulnier

    34 organizations supported this bill

    Agricultural Council of California
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    American Friends Service Committee
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Asian Pacific American Legal Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Farm Bureau Federation
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Grain & Feed Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Grocers Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Hotel & Lodging Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Immigrant Policy Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Independent Grocers Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Labor Federation
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California League of Food Processors
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Pear Growers Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Seed Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Floral Association
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    COFEM - Consejo De Federaciones Mexicanas En Norteamérica
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    El Concilio
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Empowering Pacific Islander Communities
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Los Amigos of Orange County
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Immigration Law Center
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Nisei Farmers League
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Priority Africa Network
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    South Asian Network
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Street Level Health Project
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Warehouse Workers United
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Western Growers
    Senate Rules Committee (2011, June 9). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved November 4, 2011, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, August 7, 2011 – October 6, 2011.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$1,000$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$5,900$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$3,000$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$4,000$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$1,000$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$4,000$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$1,000$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$3,000$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$0$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$1,000$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$5,900$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$3,000$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$2,000$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$2,000$0
    Carol LiuDCA-21$1,000$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$0$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$7,500$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$18,900$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$0$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$2,000$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$2,000$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$2,000$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$0$0
    Joel AndersonRCA-36$1,000$0
    Tom BerryhillRCA-14$5,900$0
    Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$0$0
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$0$0
    Anthony CannellaRCA-12$3,000$0
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$0
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$0$0
    Kevin De LeonDCA-22$4,000$0
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$1,000$0
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$0$0
    Bill EmmersonRCA-37$4,000$0
    Noreen EvansDCA-2$1,000$0
    Jean FullerRCA-18$3,000$0
    Ted GainesRCA-1$0$0
    Loni HancockDCA-9$0$0
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$0$0
    Ed HernandezDCA-24$1,000$0
    Bob HuffRCA-29$5,900$0
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$0
    Doug La MalfaRCA-4$3,000$0
    Mark LenoDCA-3$2,000$0
    Ted LieuDCA-28$2,000$0
    Carol LiuDCA-21$1,000$0
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$0
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$0$0
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$0
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$0$0
    Curren PriceDCA-26$0$0
    Michael RubioDCA-16$7,500$0
    Sharon RunnerRCA-17$0$0
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$0$0
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$18,900$0
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$0$0
    Juan VargasDCA-40$0$0
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$2,000$0
    Lois WolkDCA-5$2,000$0
    Rod WrightDCA-25$2,000$0
    Mark WylandRCA-38$0$0
    Leland YeeDCA-8$0$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Food stores$22,900
    Food & kindred products manufacturing$21,000
    Chambers of commerce$9,800
    Farm organizations & cooperatives$5,500
    Health & welfare policy$3,000
    State & local government employee unions$3,000
    Vegetables, fruits & tree nuts$2,500
    Other commodities (including rice, peanuts, honey)$1,500
    Farmers, in general$1,000
    Municipal & county government organizations$0
    Labor unions$0
    Human rights$0
    Minority & ethnic groups$0
    Democratic-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic liberal/progressive ones$0
    Hotels & motels$0
    Feedlots & related livestock services$0
    Florists & nursery services$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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