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AB 1450 - Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Ricardo Lara voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (51-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination by employers against unemployed job applicants.

  • Prohibits employers from excluding applicants from consideration or the hiring process on the basis of the applicant's employment status (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “employer” as the state, subdivision of the state, agent, or any person that employs or exercises control over the wages, hours, or working conditions of another individual (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the following penalties for employers who violate the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1):
    • $1,000 for the first violation;
    • $5,000 for the second violation; and
    • $10,000 for each following violation.
  • Authorizes employers, agencies, and Internet websites to do the following (Sec. 1):
    • Obtain information regarding an individual's employment;
    • Know an individual's employment status;
    • Consider an individual's employment history; and
    • Refuse employment due to underlying reasons for an individual's employment status.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Workers


  • Michael Allen (CA - D) (Out Of Office)


  • Luis A. Alejo (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Ammiano (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Blumenfield (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Fong (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Isadore Hall III (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony Mendoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jose Solorio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandré R. Swanson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Wieckowski (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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