Accomplishments

Important Labor Legislation Cooper Authored/Supported:

  • AB 1916 (Cooper): Pay Equity Civil Service
  • AB 46 (Cooper): Pay Equity Public Employees – SEIU
  • AB 52 (Cooper): Employee Orientations- Labor Fed #1 priority was inserted into 2017 budget 
  • AB 579 (Flora and Cooper): Creates firefighter pre-apprenticeship program. 
  • AB 2220 (Cooper 2016): District Elections 
  • AB 1700 ( Cooper 2016): Marijuana Workers Safety- UFCW
  • AB 1422 (Cooper 2015): Improves driver and rider safety for users of mobile ride-sharing services.
  • AB 398: California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: (Cap and Trade)
  • SB 1: Transportation Funding Bill
  • SB 2: Building Homes and Jobs Act.
  • SB 3: Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018.
  • SB 3 (2016): Minimum Wage Increase 

Important Women’s Legislation Cooper Authored/Supported:

  • AB 46 (Cooper 2017): Expands the California Equal Pay Act to public sector employers.
  • AB 334 (Cooper 2017): extend the statute of limitations for civil actions for recovery of damages suffered as a result of sexual assault and clarifies reimbursement procedures for medical/evidentiary exams for victims not choosing to participate with law enforcement.
  • AB 1475 (Cooper 2015): Defines and recognizes Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) in statute. It allows for each county to establish a SART designed to provide a team approach to responding to sexual assaults in the community.
  • AB 1744 (Cooper 2016):  requires the development of a standardized sexual assault forensic medical evidence kit to be used by all California jurisdictions.
  • AB 168: Prohibits all employers, including the Legislature, the state, and local governments, from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment 
  • AB 273: Clarifies that engagement in English language and high school or high school equivalency educational programs meets criteria for establishing eligibility for subsidized child care programs.  
  • AB 480: Includes a thirty-dollar-per-month benefit to assist with diaper costs for each child less than three years old as a necessary supportive service pursuant to a California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) 
  • AB 568: Requires that school districts, charter schools, and community colleges provide at least six weeks of full pay for pregnancy-related leaves of absence taken by certificated, academic, and classified employees.  
  • AB 570: Prohibits workers’ compensation permanent disability apportionment in cases of physical injury based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Other Important Legislation Cooper Authored:

  • SB 54 (De León-Cooper Principal Author): Sanctuary State Bill 
  • AB 2x 6 (Cooper): Defines E-Cigarettes as tobacco products.
  • AB 630 (Cooper): Clean Cars for All 
  • AB 615 (Cooper): CVRP Expansion to Central Valley
  • AB 1018 (Cooper): Improves delivery of mental health services to students. (Held in Senate)

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