SB 352 (Padilla, D-El Centro) Details
Referred to Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee and Senate Housing Committee. April 12 hearing in Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee.
SB 352 would direct the California Workforce Development Board, along with the secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, to examine housing costs by county. They must then create a formula to determine how much the local minimum wage must be for a full-time worker to afford housing in that county. Beginning in 2024 and by Dec. 15 of each year, the board must recommend to the Legislature the minimum wage for a full-time minimum wage earner to afford housing in each county. The board must also recommend a method to annually adjust figures to account for housing cost inflation, as well as inflation broadly.