SB 432, as amended, Mendoza. Public works: aliens.
Existing law, with certain exceptions, requires the payment of not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages, for work of a similar character in the locality in which a public works project is performed, to all workers employed on a public works project. With respect to the extension of public works, existing law extends preference for employment first to California citizens, next to citizens of other states who are in California at the time of application, and next to aliens who are in California at the time of application. Existing law defines “alien” as any person who is not a born or fully naturalized citizen of the United States.
This bill would repeal this definition of
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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 1725 of the Labor Code is repealed.
Preference for employment under this chapter shall be
4extended: First, to citizens of this State. Second, to citizens of other
5States within the United States, who are within the State at the
6time of making application. Third, to aliens who are within the
7State at the time of making application.