Labor and Employment

Pending
AB 1359 (Schiavo, D-Santa Clarita)
Oppose Unless Amended
On the Senate inactive file

AB 1359 would require four days of unpaid sick leave for health care workers, in addition to paid sick leave available under existing law.

Rony Berdugo

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7674
Pending
AB 2319 (Wilson, D-Suisun City)
Under Review
Pending a hearing in the Assembly Health Committee

AB 2319 would expand provisions of the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (Chapter 533, Statutes of 2019). Specifically, the bill would expand the required implicit bias training to apply to all health care providers who may interact with perinatal patients inside a hospital, outpatient clinic, or emergency department, including receptionists, housekeeping, physician assistants, medical assistants, and licensed vocational nurses. The bill would set new training deadlines and would require facilities to show proof of compliance by Feb. 1 of each year. For facilities that do not submit proof of compliance or do not train all health care providers as required, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) may assess penalties of up to $10,000 for the first health care provider who did not complete the required training and up to $25,000 for each subsequent provider. CDPH would also be required to post on its website by April of each year a list of all facilities that did not submit their proof of compliance and those that have been issued penalties. A facility would have the opportunity to dispute a penalty within 10 working days.

Vanessa Gonzalez

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7670

Peggy Wheeler

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7689
Pending
ACA 6 (Haney, D-San Francisco)
Oppose
Failed in Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee on Sept. 11. Reconsideration granted.

ACA 6 would require the University of California (UC) system to submit all service contracts to the State Personnel Board, in effect banning the UC health system from using registry nurses and temporary staff.

Rony Berdugo

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7674
Pending
ACA 14 (Ortega, D- Hayward)
Oppose
March 13 hearing in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

ACA 14 would require the University of California (UC) system to submit all service contracts to the State Personnel Board, in effect banning the UC health system from using registry nurses and temporary staff.

Rony Berdugo

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7674
Pending
SCA 8 (Durazo, D-Los Angeles)
Oppose
Introduced on Sept. 13. Pending referral to a Senate policy committee.

SCA 8 would require the University of California (UC) system to submit all service contracts to the State Personnel Board, in effect banning the UC health system from using registry nurses and temporary staff.

Rony Berdugo

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7674