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An Act to Add Chapter 4.8 (Commencing with Section 1080) to Part 3 of Division 2 of the Labor Code, Relating to Employment. AB 1727 (2015-2016) GonzalezOpposeNo
Existing law relating to employment governs the grant of restraining orders or injunctive relief in labor disputes, as defined. This bill would establish for eligible groups of independent… More
Existing law relating to employment governs the grant of restraining orders or injunctive relief in labor disputes, as defined. This bill would establish for eligible groups of independent contractors the right to organize and negotiate with hosting platforms, and would declare the activity of such a group to be a labor dispute for purposes of injunctive relief. The bill would require a hosting platform to meet and negotiate with a group on specified subjects. The bill would define terms for those purposes. The bill would require that, at the request of the group, a written contract for independent contractor services, entered into on or after the date of the conclusion of negotiations conducted in accordance with the bill, by the hosting platform and a member of that group, incorporate any agreement reached in those negotiations. The bill would require the State Mediation and Conciliation Service to facilitate negotiations, provide mediation services, and investigate any complaint by a group claiming a violation of the negotiation requirement. The bill would require the service, if it finds that there is probable cause to believe a violation has occurred, to bring an action in a specified superior court for injunctive and other appropriate equitable relief to remedy the violation. The bill would prohibit a person from penalizing or retaliating against an independent contractor for taking specified actions within the scope of the bill. The bill would authorize an independent contractor or a representative of independent contractors claiming a violation under this bill to bring an action in superior court for prescribed remedies, and would provide for treble damages with regard to lost income for a willful violation.The exercise of any rights established by the bill would not be admissible as evidence that a person is an independent contractor in any judicial or administrative proceeding.The bill would make its provisions severable. Hide
An Act to Add the Heading of Chapter 1 (Commencing with Section 99500) To, to Add Chapter 2 (Commencing with Section 99520) To, Title 20 Of, and to Repeal Chapter 8.1 (Commencing with Section 8710) of Division 1 of Title 2 Of, the Government Code, Relating to State Government. AB 690 (2013-2014) CamposSupportYes
Existing law requires the California-Mexico Border Relations Council to, among other things, coordinate activities of state agencies that are related to cross-border programs, initiatives, projects,… More
Existing law requires the California-Mexico Border Relations Council to, among other things, coordinate activities of state agencies that are related to cross-border programs, initiatives, projects, and partnerships that exist within state government. This bill would repeal and recast those provisions. Hide
An Act to Add Section 2021 to the Fish and Game Code, Relating to Sharks. AB 376 (2011-2012) FongOpposeYes
Existing law makes it unlawful to possess any bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian, or parts thereof, taken in violation of any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or of any regulation… More
Existing law makes it unlawful to possess any bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian, or parts thereof, taken in violation of any of the provisions of the Fish and Game Code, or of any regulation made under it. This bill, except as specified, would make it unlawful for any person to possess, sell, offer for sale, trade, or distribute a shark fin, as defined. The bill, by creating a new crime, 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. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 1749.5 of the Civil Code, Relating to Gift Certificates. SB 885 (2009-2010) CorbettOpposeNo
Existing law provides that a gift certificate sold after January 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate. Existing law also provides that a gift… More
Existing law provides that a gift certificate sold after January 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate. Existing law also provides that a gift certificate with a cash value of less than $10 may be redeemed in cash, as defined, for its cash value. Existing law prohibits the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee, subject to specified exceptions. This bill would delete those exceptions and expressly prohibit the sale of a gift certificate that contains a dormancy fee. Hide