The CFT is sponsoring or co-sponsoring numerous bills in the new legislative session. You can find them below with links to the bill language. 

MOVING BILLS

Community college part-time faculty reemployment
Assembly Bill 375
(Medina, D, Riverside) requires that negotiation on reemployment preference for part-time, temporary faculty assignments be based on the minimum standards not exceeding 80% to 85% of a full-time equivalent load, and would prohibit the community college district from restricting the terms of the negotiated agreement to less than that range, unless explicitly agreed upon by an individual part-time, temporary faculty member and the district. Sponsor

Classified employee layoff notice
Assembly Bill 438
(Reyes, D-San Bernadino) revises and recasts provisions relating to the layoff of classified employees in school and community college districts to require certain notices and opportunities for a hearing when a classified employee’s services will not be required for the ensuing year due to lack of work or lack of funds. Co-Sponsor

Community college part-time faculty parity
Assembly Bill 1269
(Garcia, D-Bell Gardens) create parity for part-time faculty of the California Community Colleges so that equal work results in equal pay. Requires that the Chancellor’s Office collect and report part time faculty parity data. Requires that there be a statewide definition of Parity for Part-Time Faculty that can be applied to the local context. Require that community colleges close the Parity Gap over the course of five years. Sponsor

Eliminate the California online community college
Assembly Bill 1432
 (Low, D-Silicon Valley) eliminates Calbright College at the end of 2022-23 academic year. Sponsor

University of California employment relations
Assembly Bill 1550
(Rivas, D-Hollister) Workers who currently have union representation can lose that representation if the UC decides to move that job title into the academic senate. This bill seeks to allow workers that currently have a union to retain that representation if the UC moves their job title into the academic senate. Sponsor

Retirement: Removes 12-year limitation on service credit
Senate Bill 294
 (Leyva, D-Chino) removes the 12-year limitation for service credit earned on an employer-approved compensated leave under the Public Employees Retirement Law and Teachers Retirement Law. Co-Sponsor

Requires employer good faith effort to resolve monetary obligations
Senate Bill 505
 (Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys) requires an employer, absent fraud, misrepresentation, or theft, to make a good faith effort to consult with an employee to obtain a written authorization to resolve a monetary obligation before utilizing third-party collection services or commencing a civil action. Requires an employer, absent fraud, misrepresentation, or theft, to make a good faith effort to consult with an employee to obtain a written authorization to resolve a monetary obligation before utilizing third-party collection services. Sponsor

TWO-YEAR BILLS

Approval of Local Control and Accountability Plans
Assembly Bill 1489 (
Rodriguez, D-Pomona) states the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation that would require a school district to present its local control and accountability plan or annual update to the plan to a school site council, as described, for the school site council to provide feedback and conduct a formal vote to approve the plan or annual update to the plan before it is considered for adoption by the governing board of the school district. Sponsor

Certificated employee evaluation exemptions during pandemic
Assembly Bill 1505
(Rodriguez, D-Pomona) relates to certificated school employee evaluations and COVID-19 and exemptions. Requires school districts that have closed their school sites and implemented distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic to exempt all certificated employees with permanent status, and all employees with certificated status who have worked in the same position for at least 2 years, from formal evaluations during distance learning. Sponsor

Classified school employees: Restricted positions
Assembly Bill 1548
(Carrillo, D-Los Angeles) makes non-substantive changes to those provisions relating to restricted positions in a school district. Sponsor

Wealth tax
Assembly Bill 310/ACA 8
(Lee, D-San Jose) would create a first in the nation wealth tax. Levies a 1% tax on individuals with a net worth of $50 million or more, and a 1.5% tax on individuals with a net worth of $1 billion or more. Sponsor