State Senator Nancy Skinner recently released a letter that outlines Assembly Bill 450 that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law and became effective on Jan. 1. The new law requires, among other items, employers to verify that immigration officials have judicial warrants or subpoenas prior to entering workplaces in California. It also mandates employers to provide notices to employees if immigration officials request reviews of any employers’ immigration documents.
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Alameda resident Troy Taira, to a three-year term as a commissioner on the state Board of Parole Hearings. If approved by the state senate, he would sit as one of 12 full-time commissioners and earn $142,095, a year.