By Melody Gutierrez
Published: Friday, Sep. 20, 2013 – 11:23 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has until Oct. 13 to act on approximately 560 bills currently on his desk or on their way, a small figure considering the Legislature introduced 2,500 measures this year.
While he has indicated a preference on some controversial proposals, the fate of many bills remains unclear. The tally to date has Brown signing 327 bills and vetoing five.
Here’s a look at some of the bills he’s considering:
AB 241 Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco
What it would do: Call for some domestic workers — in-home nannies and caregivers — to receive overtime pay for working more than nine hours a day or 45 hours in a week.
Analysis: After narrowing the scope of the bill considerably, the Legislature passed a bill that now overlaps with a federal ruling this week to provide minimum wage and overtime to home health care workers. That leaves Brown primarily weighing whether privately employed in-home child care workers should receive overtime pay because they are not included in the federal rule. In addition, the California bill would become law in January, while the federal rule is effective in 2015.
AB 10 Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville
What it would do: Raise the state minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour on July 1, 2014, and to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, 2016.
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