A couple of bills that bear watching:
Bill number: SBX 8 29
Author: Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento.
What it does: "Employees in positions funded at least 95 percent by sources other than the General Fund shall be exempt from furloughs implemented by any state agencies, boards, and commissions."
Votes needed to pass: Majority
Click here to read the bill.
Bill number: AB 1783
Authors: Assemblymen Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, and Ted Lieu, D-West Covina.
What it does: "This bill would prohibit a person from acting as a placement agent in connection with any potential system investment made by a state public retirement system unless that person is registered as a lobbyist and is in full compliance with the Political Reform Act of 1974 as that act applies to lobbyists."
Votes needed to pass: Two-thirds.
Click here to read the bill. This link opens an earlier State Worker blog post that was written before AB 1783 was available online.