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Senate Bill 1618 (Battin 2004)

Chapter 860, Statutes of 2004

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Senate Bill 1618 was a single-section bill that amended Labor Code section 226 only.  (See Exhibit #1)  Senator Jim Battin introduced the bill on February 20, 2004.




 Senate Bill 1618 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations and the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #8)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate and Assembly Committees on Appropriations.  (See Exhibits #5 and #10)  Four amendments were made to Senate Bill 1618.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1618 on September 29, 2004 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 860 of the Statutes of 2004.  (See Exhibits #1f and #2)




The Unfinished Business analysis provides the following digest of Senate Bill 1618 as it was last amended on July 12, 2004:




 This bill requires employers, by January 1, 2008, to only provide the last four digits or less of an employees social security number (SSN) along with the employees name and other required information on the itemized statement furnished at the time of each payment of wages to an employee.  This bill allows an employee identification number to be used in lieu of a SSN on the itemized statement.
(See Exhibit #12, page 1)