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CA SB 1100

Title: Discrimination: driver’s license and car ownership.
Author: Anthony J. Portantino Jr.

Summary
SB 1100, as amended, Portantino. Discrimination: driver’s license and car ownership. Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, prohibits various forms of employment and housing discrimination, including various types of discrimination because of national origin, defined to include discrimination on the basis of possessing a driver’s license granted pursuant to existing law that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue an original driver’s license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant’s presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, as specified. Existing law empowers the Civil Rights Department to investigate and prosecute complaints alleging unlawful practices.This bill would make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to include a statement in various employment materials that an applicant must have a driver’s license unless the employer reasonably expects the duties of the position to require driving and the employer reasonably believes that satisfying that job function using an alternative form of transportation would not be comparable in travel time or cost to the employer, as specified. The bill would include lack of a driver’s license or car ownership as a protected characteristic in the housing discrimination provisions described above.

Status
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Bill Documents
CA SB 1100 - 04/04/24 - Amended Senate
04/04/24 - CA SB 1100 (04/04/24 - Amended Senate)


CA SB 1100 - 03/18/24 - Amended Senate
03/18/24 - CA SB 1100 (03/18/24 - Amended Senate)

CA SB 1100 - 02/13/24 - Introduced
02/13/24 - CA SB 1100 (02/13/24 - Introduced)