Employee Relations update 4/25/2014
Bill Requiring Further Training for Animal Control Officers Amended
Senate Bill 1278, by Senator Mark Leno, would require every person appointed as an animal control officer prior to July 1, 2015, to complete a course in the exercise of the powers of arrest and to serve warrants.
Following concerns raised by CSAC and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), Senator Leno amended SB 1278 to clarify that the training was required for supervisors, directors and those in direct control of animal control departments and that dog licensing fees may be used to pay for the initial and in-service training for animal control officers.
Feedback from counties would be appreciated. Please send comments to Faith Conley.
AB 2271 (Calderon) – Feedback Requested
As Amended on March 28, 2014
Assembly Bill 2271, by Assembly Member Ian Calderon, would prohibit an employer, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification, from:
- Publishing an advertisement or announcement for any job that includes a provision stating or indicating that an individual’s current employment is a requirement for the position.
- Affirmatively asking an applicant for employment to disclose information concerning the applicant’s current employment status until the employer has determined that the applicant meets the minimum employment qualifications for the position.
AB 2271 would also allow an individual aggrieved by a violation of this bill to file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner and establishes civil penalties for the violations.
AB 2271 is currently awaiting a hearing date in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.