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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           1230 (DeSaulnier)
          Hearing Date:  5/10/2010        Amended: 4/21/2010
          Consultant:  Bob Franzoia       Policy Vote: L&IR 4-2
          BILL SUMMARY: SB 1230 would require employers to post  
          information related to slavery and human trafficking, including  
          information related to a non profit organization that provides  
          services in support of the elimination of slavery and human  
                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
           Workplace notice       Minor, absorbable costs; unknown  
          posting requirement    pressure related to additional  
          * Labor Compliance and Enforcement Fund

          STAFF COMMENTS: 

          Existing law requires employers to provide specified posters in  
          various languages.  Failure to comply with workplace posting  
          requirements is a misdemeanor and may be punishable by a fine,  
          jail time, or both.  Workplace postings are usually available at  
          no cost from the requiring agency.

          This bill requires the Labor Commissioner to determine in what  
          languages the required notice shall be printed and enforce its  
          According to the Victim Compensation and Government Claims  
          Board, an estimated 14,000 to 17,000 women, children and men are  
          trafficked each year into the United States according to the US  
          Department of State.  For California, with 12 percent of the  
          national population, that would project to 1,680 to 2,040  
          persons trafficked into the state.  These persons may come into  


          contact with Bureau of Field Enforcement staff from the  
          Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Labor Standards  
          Enforcement.  The bureau is responsible for investigating and  
          enforcing statutes covering workers' compensation insurance  
          coverage, child labor, cash pay, unlicensed contractors,  
          Industrial Welfare Commission orders, as well as group claims  
          involving minimum wage and overtime claims.  If the National  
          Human Trafficking Resource Center receives toll free hotline  
          calls and refers a significant volume of tips to California,  
          there may be General Fund cost pressure to increase and target  
          enforcement beyond that provided by the bureau.