Just a heads up that Senator Mark Leno’s bill to protect medical marijuana patients employment rights (“This bill, notwithstanding existing law, would declare it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment or otherwise penalize a person, if the discrimination is based upon the person’s status as a qualified patient or a positive drug test for marijuana, except as specified.”) has been scheduled for a hearing in the California Senate Judiciary committee on March 22, 2011.
You can read the text of SB 129 @ http://info.sen.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_129&sess=CUR&house=B&site=senas well as follow its progress through the legislature.
The hearing will be carried live (and then archived) on The California Channel @ http://www.calchannel.com/, look on the lower right side of the page for “live webcasts” or “recent videos” if looking for the archive after the hearing.
More info on the bill below.
CURRENT BILL STATUS
MEASURE : S.B. No. 129
AUTHOR(S) : Leno.
TOPIC : Medical marijuana: qualified patients and primary caregivers: employment discrimination.
HOUSE LOCATION : SEN
TYPE OF BILL :
Majority Vote Required
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
LAST HIST. ACT. DATE: 02/10/2011
LAST HIST. ACTION : Referred to Com. on JUD.
COMM. LOCATION : SEN JUDICIARY
HEARING DATE : 03/22/2011
TITLE : An act to amend Section 11362.785 of, and to add Section 11362.787 to, the Health and Safety Code, relating to medical marijuana.