November 4, 2019
Sacramento –

Legislative Update

The following bills have been introduced in the 2019-20/20-21 legislative session that have a potential impact, direct impact, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. Summaries of these bills are provided in the ETP Legislative Memorandum and in the Week Ahead Report (WAR) that are available for download here:

ETP Legislative Memorandum

SB 792: (Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement) Employment Training Panel

Summary: Current law establishes the Employment Training Panel within the Employment Development Department and prescribes the functions and duties of the panel with respect to certain employment training programs. Current law relating to the panel references the superseded federal act and refers to the state and local boards by their former names. This bill would update statutory references in provisions relating to the panel to refer to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, the California Workforce Development Board, and local workforce development boards.

Status: 7/12/19 Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a) (11). (Last location was L., P.E. & R. on 6/19/2019) (May be acted upon Jan 2020).

SB 749 (Senator Maria Elena Durazo) California Public Records Act: trade secrets

Summary: Would provide that specified records of a private industry employer that are prepared, owned, used, or retained by a public agency are not trade secrets and are public records, including certain records relating to employment terms and conditions of employees working for a private industry employer pursuant to a contract with a public agency, records of compliance with local, state, or federal domestic content requirements, and records of a private industry employer’s compliance with job creation, job quality, or job retention obligations contained in a contract or agreement with a state or local agency.

Status: 9/15/19 Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(15). (Last location was INACTIVE FILE on 9/13/2019)(May be acted upon Jan 2020)

ETP staff will update this page and document periodically. However, for the most recent versions, or to track the status of these bills, please visit the Official California Legislative Information website.