Equality California
2010 Legislation

Hate Crimes Protection Act

Bill Number: AB 1680

This bill would prohibit contracts from requiring a person to waive their legal rights and procedures under the Ralph Civil Rights Act, which provides protections from hate related crimes.

It would also prohibit refusing to enter into a contract on the basis that the other person declines to waive his/her Ralph Act rights. This bill would apply to contracts entered into, removed, altered, modified, or extended on or after January 1, 2012.

Status: AB 1680 was introduced on January 25, 2010, and was passed by Assembly Judiciary on March 16 and then by the fill Assembly on April 29, 2010. Passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee with amendments June 29, 2010. Passed by the Senate on August 24, 2010, in a 22-13 bipartisan vote, and passed a concurrence vote by the Assembly on August 25, 2010. Vetoed by the Governor on September 30, 2010.

Author: Assemblymember Lori Saldaña (D-San Diego)

Co-Authors: Senators Hancock, Leno, Pavley, and Assemblymembers Ammiano, Blumenfield, Brownley, Jones, Lieu, Nava, John A. Perez, Skinner, Torrico

Co-Sponsored With: Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality








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