Campbell (R-Irvine) is an Assemblyman representing the 70th District
in Orange County. Mr. Campbell is the Vice-Chairman of the Assembly
Budget Committee. He is the only CPA in the California State legislature
and recently received a national award as Freshman Republican
Legislator of the Year. He represents the cities of Newport Beach,
Laguna Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Laguna
Woods and Lake Forest. He can be reached through his Assembly
and through the website
for his California Senate campaign.
Bad, Bad Law
It just doesn't seem to stop...
[John Campbell] 09/26/03
More bills from the last week: Last week I gave you some depth about 4 of the
most prominent bills that were dealt with in the last few days of this
year's legislative session. Today, I want to give you a flavor for some
of the hundreds of other bills now on the Governor's desk. In brief staccato
fashion, here they go....
274 (Koretz-D): Creates a rebuttable presumption that an employer has unlawfully
an employee if the employee is fired, demoted, suspended
or subject to salary reduction within 60 days of exercising his or her rights
under the labor code. This is a new way for people to get job security without
working or otherwise doing the job.
1219 (Montanez-D): Expands the Department of Corrections' education bureaucracy,
insulates them from
control by the Director of Corrections, and will increase
inmate education costs by at least an estimated $10 million. Your kids
are getting packed into classrooms while inmates are getting
more money spent
on their education. Doesn't this seem backwards?
1506 (Negrete-McCloud-D): Mandates the use of a "Labor Compliance Program" (or
project labor agreement PLA) which is a nice term for union labor, for
any public works projects financed in any part by a high
speed rail bond. This
is one of many, many bills that passed that require the use of union
labor ignoring such matters as cost, quality or service and
workers from even competing for the job.
71 (Kuehl-D): Repeals the education code requirement that public schools
permission before asking students to complete a sex questionnaire.
So they will now be able to ask your kid anything without your consent.
This bill will allow public schools to dump all kinds of "politically
engineering about sex into your child's head without your knowledge
and consent such as the equivalency of marriage with a "committed
completely rewrites the sex education statutes.
190 (Levine-D): Requires that a vote be counted even if the voter voted in the wrong
precinct, for the wrong offices and for candidates
he or she was not entitled to vote. This is one of several bills
that passed which
will increase voter fraud.
578 (Alarcon-D): Prohibits anyone from doing business with the state by creating
a "sweat free
code of conduct" so that the state will not
contract with "sweatshop labor." "Sweatshop labor" is
defined in the bill to include any nonunion labor by saying that
any labor not under
an employment contract is "sweatshop." You are also "sweatshop" labor
if you ever have compulsory overtime or if you ever work over 48
hours per week or if you ever make any distinctions based on the "gender
cross dressing) of the employee. And it goes on and on from there.
I surmise that virtually everyone reading this is a "sweatshop
didn't know it.
you've heard it all yet? Not a chance. I have more next week.
Are you starting to get the picture when
I describe this
as the worst
legislative session in California ever?
[Ed. - more
legislative woe from John Campbell next week...]