Last week bill CA AB 482 was proposed to the California Governor’s office. Below is part of the Governor’s message to the CA Legislature:
To the Members of the California State Assembly:
I am returning Assembly Bill 482 without my signature.
This bill would prohibit an employer from using a consumer credit report for employment purposes with certain exceptions.
This bill is similar to legislation I have vetoed for the last two years on the basis that
California’s employers and businesses have inherent needs to obtain information about
applicants for employment and existing law already provides protections for employees
from improper use of credit reports. As with the last two bills, this measure would also
significantly increase the exposure for potential litigation over the use of credit checks.
For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.