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    June 07, 2019



    Two job killer bills that would have led to significant expansions of leaves of absence in California failed to move out of the legislative house in which the bills were introduced.

    Both bills were strongly opposed by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce.

    • Failing to clear the Assembly was AB 628 (Bonta; D-Oakland), which would have created an uncapped new leave of absence for employees and their family members. Several Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the bill, while other Democrats and several Republicans abstained.

    • Placed on the Senate Inactive File at the author’s request on May 30 was SB 135 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), a significant expansion of the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

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