AB 375: Data privacy for consumers – This bill will grant a consumer a right to request a business including Facebook and Google to disclose the pieces of personal information that it collects about the consumer, the categories of sources from which that information is collected, the business purposes for collecting or selling the information, and the categories of third parties with which the information is shared. The bill would require a business to make disclosures about the information and the purposes for which it is used. The bill would grant a consumer the right to request deletion of personal information and would require the business to delete upon receipt of a verified request, as specified.
SB 30: Domestic partnership expansion – Existing law defines domestic partnership as two adults who have chosen to share one another’s lives in an intimate and committed relationship of mutual caring. Existing law specifies requirements for entering into a domestic partnership, including that the domestic partners be either of the same sex or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age. This bill removes the requirement that persons be of the same sex or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age in order to enter into a domestic partnership.
AB 205: Definition of ‘beer’ – This bill will revise the definition of “beer” for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to provide that beer may be produced using honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, and other food materials, as adjuncts in fermentation.
AB 588: Dog bite disclosure – This bill would require an animal shelter inform people if a dog over the age of four months bit a person and broke that person’s skin.
AB 9: Workplace harassment complaints – This bill increases the time limit to file a complaint of workplace harassment or discrimination with the state Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing from one year to three.
SB 1343: Sexual harassment training – This bill will require that employers must provide sexual harassment training to all employees.
SB 142: Lactation rooms at work – This bill would require an employer to provide a lactation room or location that includes prescribed features like a sink and refrigerator in close proximity to the employee’s workspace, as specified. The bill would deem denial of reasonable break time or adequate space to express milk a failure to provide a rest period in accordance with state law. The bill would prohibit an employer from discharging, or in any other manner discriminating or retaliating against, an employee for exercising or attempting to exercise rights under these provisions and would establish remedies that include filing a complaint with the Labor Commissioner. The bill would authorize employers with fewer than 50 employees to seek an exemption from the requirements of these provisions if the employer demonstrates that the requirement posed an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense, as specified. The bill would require an employer who obtains an exemption to make a reasonable effort to provide a place for an employee to express milk in private, as specified.
SB 188: CROWN Act: Hair-based discrimination – This bill prevents discrimination in workplaces and schools based on traits historically associated with race, including certain hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks.