Legislative Updates

Wrap-up of State Legislative Session

With the 2012 State legislative session coming to a close, NOVA is providing a summary on the status of some of the more than 35 bills that have been important to the local workforce investment system and its customers this year.  Over the course of the year, the California Workforce Association has tracked these bills and taken a leadership role in providing input on behalf of the local workforce boards through its lobbying firm, Rose & Kindel. NOVA would like to thank its legislative representatives for their continued support and leadership on issues of concern for NOVA and the job seekers and employers we serve in this community.

AB 1450 (Allen): Employment: Discrimination: Status as Unemployed: would make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against the unemployed when advertising or making hiring decisions. 
Status: Vetoed

AB 1844 (Campos): Employer Use of Social Media: Bans employers from asking job seekers or employees for passwords to access their social media sites. 
Status: Chaptered

AB 2012 (John A. Perez): Economic Development: would authorize the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to serve as the state agency for international trade and investment activities. 
Status: Chaptered

AB 2130 (Gorell): Peace Officers: Training: seeks to apply military training toward training requirements for peace officers. 
Status: Dead

AB 2214 (Monning): Health Workforce Development: would require that the California Workforce Investment Board establish the Health Workforce Development Council to help expand California’s health workforce.
Status: Dead

SB 803 (DeSaulnier): California Youth Leadership Project: would establish a California Youth Leadership Project under the State Department of Education to support and promote youth civic engagement through scholarships.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1070 (Steinberg): Career Technical Education Pathways Program: would establish the Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways program and improve the CTE pathways between high schools and community colleges.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1291 (Evans): Unemployment Benefits: Training: Teacher Credentialing: automatically makes unemployed teachers, who are participating in teacher credentialing/certification training, eligible for unemployment benefits.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1349 (Yee): Social Media Privacy: Post Secondary Education: Bans college employees and college admissions officers from asking current or prospective students for passwords to access their social media sites.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1401 (Lieu): Unemployment Insurance: Education and Workforce Investment Systems: creates the California Industry Sector Initiative that would provide the California Workforce Investment Board with the authority to assist the Governor in identifying specific high-wage industry clusters for future job growth and align and leverage federal and state funding to support these sectors.
Status: Dead

SB 1402 (Lieu): California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program: would recast and revise this program through January 1, 2018.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1456 (Lowenthal): Community Colleges: Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012: requires that a student qualifying for a fee waiver meet minimum academic and progress standards.
Status: Chaptered

SB 1458 (Steinberg): School Accountability: Academic Performance Index (API): Graduation Rates: would authorize the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and implement a specified program of school quality review to complement the API.
Status: Chaptered