SENATE BILL 211 (SOLIS – 1999)
CHAPTER 797, STATUTES OF 1999
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As enacted, Senate Bill 211 amended Government Code section 12960 and added section 12928 to the Government Code. (See Exhibit A, #1g) Senate Bill 211, relating to the definition of employer, pursuant to the fair Employment and Housing Act, was introduced on January 20, 1999 by Senator Hilda L. Solis for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. (See Exhibit A, #1a; #3a; and #17, document PE-3)
Senate Bill 211 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Industrial Relations and the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibit A, #3 and #9) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibit A, #5 and #11) Five amendments were made to Senate Bill 211 during the legislative process. (See Exhibit A, #1b through #1f and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 211 on October 7, 1999, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on October 10, 1999 as Chapter 797 of the Statutes of 1999. (See Exhibit A, #1g and #2)
The Office of Senate Floor Analyses produced an Unfinished Business analysis of Senate Bill 211 as last amended which described the bill as follows:
This bill provides that the employer identified on the Federal W-2 form is the employer for the purposes of enforcement of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
(See Exhibit A, #15b, page 1)