Building on an ordinance he developed on the Santa Clarita City Council, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, recently introduced AB 107, which requires that businesses who wish to contract with the State of California verify under penalty of perjury that their employees are appropriately documented.
“This bill will ensure that California taxpayers will not subsidize businesses that choose to exploit some of the most vulnerable members of our society. It will also level the playing field for those businesses that follow the rules.” Smyth said. “If you are a business, and you are currently obeying the law, then you have nothing to worry about.”
AB 107 only affects companies wishing to do business with the State of California and the current enforcement mechanism states that any business found not in compliance with the law will be unable to bid on or receive a state contract for 5 years.
“This bill will also reduce the incentive for the thousands who come across our borders monthly and take jobs away from American citizens or those who have chosen to follow the immigration laws.”
Assemblyman Smyth represents the 38th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, Simi Valley and Glendale.