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AB 257
Signed into Law

Creation of Fast Food Labor Council

Assembly Bill 257 would establish the "Fast Food Sector Council", whose members will be appointed solely by the state government. This council would have broad powers to set labor standards: (minimum wage, working hours, health and safety standards) for all fast food restaurants. It would also require that a fast food restaurant franchisor be jointly liable for violations of its franchisee and would provide that specified laws may be enforced against a fast food restaurant franchisor to the same extent that they may be enforced against a franchisee.
January 15, 2021
AB 2098
Sent to Governor

Silencing Physicians Right to Free Speech

Assembly Bill 2098 would designate the dissemination or promotion of "misinformation" or "disinformation" related to COVID-19" by California doctors or surgeons as unprofessional conduct subject to disciplinary action by California medical boards. The bill would define misinformation as contradicted by "contemporary scientific consensus" and allow the state to dictate whether a patient's decision to decline COVID-19 prevention or treatment was "justified by the individual’s medical history." 
Introduced on February 14, 2022
SB 1045
Did not pass

Greater School Curriculum Transparency

Senate Bill 1045 would require school educators to provide parents a copy of their lesson plan upon request. A lesson plan is defined as a comprehensive document that encompasses the learning objectives, activities, and other materials of a course.  It would also require schools to publish their full curriculum on their website at least three days before the start of the academic year. 
February 15, 2022
SB 1464
Did not pass

Law Enforcement Forced to Uphold Health Mandates

Senate Bill 1464 would require law enforcement officers to execute all orders of the State Department of Public Health or of the local health officer for the purpose of contagious disease control.  It would also prohibit state funds from being provided to any law enforcement agency that publicly opposes the public health order.
February 18, 2022
SB 1390
Did Not Pass

Social Media Companies Forced to Restrict Harmful Content

Senate Bill 1390 would prohibit social media platforms from amplifying harmful content that results in a user viewing harmful content from another user with whom the user did not choose to share a connection. Harmful content is broadly defined as content that includes slander, threats of violence, and disinformation. It would also authorize the Attorney General to enforce these provisions in civil court and specify penalties for violators.
February 18, 2022
AB 1993
Did not pass

Covid Vaccination for Employment

Assembly Bill 1993 would mandate employers to require employees or independent contractors to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The order would remain in effect until the Centers for Disease Control determines that vaccines are no longer necessary for public health.  It would also allow the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to impose fines on employers who do not comply with the mandate.
February 10, 2022