Legislative Report

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 Legislative Activity Report (January 13, 2023)

 


 

ACSS Legislative Report

1/13/2023

   

 

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AB 1

(McKinnor D)   Collective bargaining: Legislature.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2022  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 12/5/2022

 

Status: 12/6/2022-From printer. May be heard in committee January 5.

 

Location: 12/5/2022-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Existing law, the Ralph C. Dills Act (Dills Act), governs collective bargaining between the state and recognized state public employee organizations. Existing law excludes certain employees from coverage under the Dills Act, including, among others, managerial employees, supervisory employees, and confidential employees, as defined. Existing law creates the Public Employment Relations Board and authorizes it, among other things, to determine appropriate state employee bargaining units, as specified. This bill would enact the Legislature Employer-Employee Relations Act, to provide employees of the Legislature the right to form, join, and participate in the activities of employee organizations of their own choosing for the purpose of representation on all matters of employer-employee relations. The bill would prescribe rights, duties, and prohibitions in this context that parallel those in the Dills Act. The bill would prohibit the Public Employment Relations Board from including employees of the Legislature in a bargaining unit that includes employees other than those of the Legislature. The bill would make it a misdemeanor for any person to willfully resist, prevent, impede, or interfere with any member of the board, or any of its agents, in the performance of duties pursuant to its provisions. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would provide that the provisions of the Legislature Employer-Employee Relations Act are severable. The bill would become operative on July 1, 2024. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

 

AB 13

(Essayli R)   Elections: Election Day holiday: voting by mail.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 12/5/2022  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 12/5/2022

 

Status: 12/6/2022-From printer. May be heard in committee January 5.

 

Location: 12/5/2022-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Existing law requires the statewide general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year. Existing law designates specific days as holidays in this state. This bill would add the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of any even-numbered year to the list of state holidays. By increasing the duties of local officials in connection with the creation of a new state holiday, this bill would create a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

 

 

AB 96

(Kalra D)   Public employment: local public transit agencies: autonomous transit vehicle technology.

 

Current Text: Introduced: 1/9/2023  html   pdf

 

Introduced: 1/9/2023

 

Status: 1/10/2023-From printer. May be heard in committee February 9.

 

Location: 1/9/2023-A. PRINT

 

Summary: Existing law creates various transit districts and prescribes requirements applicable to their labor relations, including those that address the recognition and certification of exclusive employee representatives, unit determinations, and procedures for meeting and conferring on matters subject to collective bargaining. This bill would require a public transit employer to provide written notice to the exclusive employee representative of the workforce affected by autonomous transit vehicle technology of its determination to begin, or its substantive progress toward initiating, any procurement process or a plan to acquire or deploy any autonomous transit vehicle technology for public transit services that would eliminate job functions or jobs of the workforce to which the autonomous transit vehicle technology applies not less than 12 months before commencing the process, plan, or deployment. The bill would require a public transit employer, upon a written request of the exclusive employee representative, to provide specified information to the exclusive employee representative, including the potential gaps in skills that may result from the new service. The bill would require the public transit employer, following the written request for information by the exclusive employee representative, and within 30 days of receiving the specified information, to commence collective bargaining on specified subjects, including creating plans to train and prepare the affected workforce to fill new positions created by the autonomous transit vehicle technology.

 

Total Measures: 3

Total Tracking Forms: 3