Assembly Bill 241, a diluted version of San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's so-called "Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, was amended before passage to exclude meal and rest break provisions, to exempt occasional babysitters from overtime requirements and to include a three-year sunset provision.
The Democratic governor vetoed a broader version of the bill last year.
The narrower legislation overlaps with a federal ruling last week to provide minimum wage and overtime to home health care workers. Brown's action is significant primarily to in-home child care workers, who are not included in the federal rule.
Brown announced the bill signing on Twitter:
PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown at a meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington on Feb. 24, 2013. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta