2015-2016 Legislative Session

Legislative Wins for California (2015-2016)

  • Gender Pay Equity – SB 358
    • Requires equal pay, regardless of gender, for “substantially similar work” and provides important protections for employees seeking more equitable pay.
  • Health Care for All – SB 4
    • Provides health care coverage to all of California’s children, regardless of their current citizenship status.
  • Increasing Voter Participation – SB 450
    • Allows counties to conduct more voter-friendly elections. Voters would be given various opportunities and more time to vote, resulting in more opinions being represented by our government.

Daly Legislative Highlights (2015-2016)

  • AB 1322 (2016)
    • Allows beauty salons and barber shops to provide clients the option of enjoying beer or wine at no extra charge.
  • AB 1907 (2016)
    • Prohibits the potential sale of the Orange County Fair & Event Center property, which brings in more than 1.3 million visitors annually and hosts one of the world’s largest festivals of its kind.
  • AB 2476 (2016)
    • Requires that rental home property owners be notified when voters from the city in which the property is located have approved a new parcel tax on their local ballot.  
  • AB 219 (2015)
    • Ensures fair wages are paid to truck drivers who deliver ready-mixed concrete to public works projects.

Budget Wins for Orange County (2015-2016)

  • Increased the size of the Rainy Day Fund to $6.7 billion, and directed $1.75 billion to a special fund to help the state prepare for economic uncertainties. Also paid down debts and liabilities by $1.3 billion.
  • Maintained tuition costs at University of California and California State University at 2011-12 levels while providing significant, new one-time and ongoing funding increases.
  • Funded cost-of-living increases for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payments, the first boost since 2005.
  • Included $2 billion for state infrastructure improvements and maintenance, including $1.3 billion for state buildings, $270 million for local jails, and $688 million maintenance at levees, state parks, universities and community colleges, prisons, state hospitals and other state facilities.
  • Implemented the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit ($380 million) to help the state’s poorest working families.