2021 – Senate Bill 674 (Durazo, Maria Elena), California Jobs Plan Program (2-year)
Would create the Jobs Plan Program, under which private entities bidding on a covered public contract, as defined, over $10 million issued by a relevant public agency must include as part of their application a California Jobs Plan (CJP) form stating information about transportation infrastructure jobs created and retained. If federal funds are used in a covered public contract, the bill would require that applicants use a United States Jobs Plan (USJP). The bill would define "relevant public agency" as the Department of General Services, the California Department of Transportation, and local school districts. The bill, beginning December 1, 2022, would require CJP or USJP to be scored as a part of the overall application for the covered public contract, as specified, and be included in the awarded contract or subsidy as a material term. The bill would require Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) to create the CJP and USJP forms and procedures and criteria for public agencies to evaluate applicants for covered public contracts. The bill would require LWDA to develop a public web-based portal to which recipients of covered public contracts must upload progress reports on the commitments made in a CJP or USJP. The bill could impact contracts for electrical chargers. Moved to Assembly Inactive File.