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AB 2279 - Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Gilbert Cedillo voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (41-34) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from discriminating against an individual in hiring, terminating, or any condition of employment for being a qualified medical marijuana patient.

Highlights:
- Specifies that no accommodation is necessary for the use of medical marijuana during the hours of employment or on the premises of any place of employment [sec. 1 (a)]. - Exempts employers of safety-sensitive positions in which the use of medical marijuana could affect the performance of the employee and possibly endanger the health and safety of others [sec. 2 (c) (2)]. - Allows medical marijuana patients who have encountered discrimination to file a civil action for damages, injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney fees and costs [sec. 2 (b)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (41-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee in hiring, termination, or any condition of employment for being a qualified patient who uses medical marijuana.

Highlights:
-Allows medical marijuana users who have suffered discrimination in violation of this bill to bring charges against an employer (Sec. 2). -Provides that employers are not required to accommodate any medical use of marijuana during employment hours, but that jails, correctional facilities, and other penal institutions are required to accommodate the medical use of marijuana by qualifying prisoners (Sec. 1). -Allows an employer to fire or penalize an employee who is impaired at work because of the medical use of marijuana (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibiting Employment Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Patients

Sponsors

  • Mark R. Leno (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Patty Berg (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Loni Hancock (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lori Saldaña (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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