By California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) – April 18, 2023
From the Desk of CFRW President Mary Ervin
Prepared by CFRW Legislative Analyst Jeanne Solnordol
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Assembly Bill 12, as amended, Haney. Tenancy: security deposits.
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies, and prohibits a landlord from demanding or receiving security for a rental agreement for residential property, however denominated, in an amount or value in excess of an amount equal to 2 months’ rent, in the case of unfurnished residential property, and an amount equal to 3 months’ rent, in the case of furnished residential property, in addition to any rent for the first month paid on or before initial occupancy.
This bill would instead prohibit a landlord from demanding or receiving security for a rental agreement for residential property in an amount or value in excess of an amount equal to one month’s rent, regardless of whether the residential property is unfurnished or furnished, in addition to any rent for the first month paid on or before initial occupancy.
Editor’s Note: We are against this bill. Assemblymember Jim Wood can be contacted through his Facebook page or by calling him at the State Capitol: Tel: (916) 319-2002.
Senate Bill 14: as amended, Grove. Serious felonies: human trafficking.
Pending: Senate Public Safety Committee
Hearing: Apr 25 @ 8:30 am in State Capitol, Room 112
Existing law defines the terms “serious felony” and “violent felony” for various purposes, including, among others, enhancing the punishment for felonies pursuant to existing sentencing provisions commonly known as the Three Strikes Law.
This bill would include human trafficking within the definition of a serious felony for all purposes, including for purposes of the Three Strikes Law. By expanding the scope of an enhancement, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
Editor’s Note: We support this bill as law and order is getting demolished left and right in our country. Senator Mike McGuire can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the State Capitol at: 916-651-4002.
REFERENDUM CHALLENGING 2022 LAW AUTHORIZING CREATION OF COUNCIL TO SET MINIMUM WAGE AND WORKING STANDARDS FOR FAST-FOOD WORKERS.
Summary Date: 09/16/22
Final Random Sample Count: 01/24/23 (PDF)
QUALIFIED: 01/24/23 (PDF)
Signatures Required: 623,212
Proponent(s): Amber Evans, Steven McDermed
If the required number of registered voters sign this petition and it is timely filed, a 2022 law will not take effect unless approved at the next statewide general or special election after November 8, 2022. The challenged law:
- Authorizes creation of Fast Food Council (upon submission of 10,000 fast-food worker signatures) to set working standards and minimum wage (up to $22/hour in 2023, with capped annual increases) at fast-food restaurants with 100+ nationwide locations;
- Prohibits retaliation against fast-food workers for making certain workplace complaints.
Editor’s Note: We are against setting minimum wages as this just increases prices on everything and contributes to inflation.