Legislative Bulletin

PACE reform bill signed at CNPA’s urging

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will repeal a provision of law that made secret enforcement actions by the Department of Business Oversight against PACE solicitors and agents, which CNPA objected to in 2017. SB 1087 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) was introduced to repeal and replace a provision in AB 1284 by Asm.…

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Governor Jerry Brown signs bill requiring women board members

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 826 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which requires each publicly held corporation whose principal executive offices are located in California to have a minimum number of women on its board of directors. It allows the Secretary of State to review and issue reports regarding corporations’ compliance with the bill’s…

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Governor Jerry Brown signs measure to limit use of non-disclosure agreements by defendants in settlements

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 3109, by Assemblyman Mark Stone (D-Monterey), which would make a non-disclosure agreement void and unenforceable if it waives a party’s right to testify in an administrative, legislative, or judicial proceeding concerning alleged criminal conduct or sexual harassment. The bill, born of the “#Me Too” movement, was introduced to protect parties…

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Bill preserves right to access directory information

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1036 by Senator Scott Wilk (D-Santa Clarita), a bill that prohibits an agency from publishing the home address of an individual who speaks at a school board meeting. CNPA pushed for an amendment, which was ultimately included in the measure, that states that this new law will have no effect…

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Bill expands sexual harassment training requirements for most employers

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1343 by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) which reduces the employment threshold for sexual harassment training from 50 employees to five employees. The bill expands the number of employees who are required to attend the training from supervisorial employees to all employees with supervisors required to be trained for two…

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Governor Jerry Brown signs bill prohibiting certain cannabis ads

Included in the spate of bills signed by Governor Jerry Brown at the end of the legislative session was AB 2899 by Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D- West Covina) that adds advertisements placed by a suspended licensee to the list of cannabis ads that are prohibited from publication. Specifically, AB 2899 prohibits a licensee from publishing…

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CNPA clarifies position on 2000 legislation

CNPA has issued a press release to clarify its position on legislation it sponsored in 2000 which was misconstrued by an appellate court and used to support a horrible ruling that seems to allow agencies to recover costs incurred for the identification, search, retrieval and redaction of a public record.

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Governor Jerry Brown approves bill that amends investigatory records exemption to require disclosure of body cam videos

The CPRA has long allowed access to only information held by police but not the actual records. Governor Jerry Brown’s signature on AB 748, by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) changes this by amending the investigatory records exemption to require the disclosure of video or audio footage related to “critical incidents.” The bill has been…

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