Assembly Rejects Farm-Worker Overtime Legislation

Legislation that would have repealed the long-standing 10-hour daily overtime requirement for agricultural employees was rejected in the state Assembly in September. Nineteen Democrats, particularly those running this year in agricultural districts, refused to vote for it. The measure, Assembly Bill 1313, received just 33 votes, eight short of the 41 required. Two Democrats — Alyson Huber of El Dorado Hills and Richard Pan of Sacramento — voted against the bill, along with 28 Republicans, while 17 other Democrats refused to vote at all.