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CAPITOL UPDATE #27 July 24, 2021

 June 24, 2021

California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President

        Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee        
  Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty,
Val Emick, Theresa Speake, & Arlene Wolgomuth


*Click on the Bill Number to read the full bill.


SB 39– Fraudulent claims: inmates.This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and counties to provide the names and social security numbers of current inmates to the Employment Development Department for the purposes of preventing payments on fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits, upon request of the EDD.
Status: Passed the Senate; Currently in the Assembly with a hearing scheduled for June 24th

Talk about redundant! Here’s an update on an Assembly bill addressing the very same issue:

AB 110, Fraudulent claims: claims for unemployment compensation benefits: inmates. This bill would require the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to provide the names and social security numbers of current inmates’ name, known aliases, birth date, social security number, and booking date and expected release date, if known, of a current inmate to the Employment Development Department for the purposes of preventing payments on fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits.
Status:  Passed the Assembly, in the Senate with a hearing scheduled for June 29th.


SB 93– Rehiring and retention: COVID displaced workers – This Bill requires that an employer offer laid-off employees job information about job positions that become available for which they are qualified and to offer those positions on a preference system.  A laid-off employee is described as an employee who was employed by the employer for 6 months or more in the 12 months preceding January 1, 2020, and whose separation from active service was due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An employer is prohibited from refusing to employ a laid-off employee or taking adverse action against the employee for seeking employment. The laid-off employee may be awarded front or back pay and the value of the benefits they would have received had they been re-hired.
Status:  This Bill was approved by the Governor and Chaptered on May 16, 2021.

There goes the neighborhood if Governor Newsom signs these…


AB 345 Accessory dwelling units (ADU’s): separate conveyance.  Current law requires local agencies to approve an ADU ministerially but does not allow for a parcel map/split of the property.  This bill would require each local agency to allow an ADU to be sold or conveyed separately from the primary residence.  There is no requirement to meet minimum lot standards.

SB 778 Planning and zoning: accessory dwelling units: mixed-use or multifamily structures.This bill, until January 1, 2025, would specify that a local agency is required to allow an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), under these provisions within an existing mixed-use or multifamily structure, and that the ADU unit may be constructed within portions of the structure used for commercial space, industrial space, retail space, or other vacant space if each unit complies with state building standards for dwellings.  AB 345 and SB 778 back in their houses of origination and could be sent to the Gov. for signing. 

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