Assembly Bill 406 (Greene – 1969)
Chapter 609, Statutes of 1969, AB 406
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Former Labor Code section 1420, the historical derivation of current Government Code sections 12900, et seq., relating to fair employment practices, was amended with the passage of Assembly Bill 406 of 1969. (See Exhibit A, #1c) Assembly member Bill Greene introduced this single-section legislation on February 6, 1969. (See Exhibit A, #1a)
Assembly Bill 406 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Labor Relations and the Senate Committee on Labor and Social Welfare where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit A, #2) One amendment was made to Assembly Bill 406. (See Exhibit A, #1b and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed the bill on July 28, 1969, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State as Chapter 609 of the Statutes of 1969. (See Exhibit A, #1c and #2)
The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to the Governor, dated July 28, 1969, summarized Assembly Bill 406 as follows:
AB 406 makes it an unlawful employment practice, with certain exceptions, for an employer to refuse to select a person for a training program leading to employment, or to bar or discharge him from such a training program, because of the race, religious creed, color, national origin, or ancestry of such person.
The Department of Industrial Relations recommends approval. Present law applies to apprenticeship training programs.
(See Exhibit A, #3, document PE-5)