FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2015
CONTACT: Jacqui Nguyen @ 916.651.4016
Senate Republican Leader Fuller Comments on New Law Closing Gender Pay Gap
SACRAMENTO – Several new state laws will go into effect on Friday, January 1st, including Senate Bill 358, considered the nation’s strongest equal pay law for women. All 14 Senate Republicans unanimously voted in favor of SB 358, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).
Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) issued the following statement regarding SB 358:
“Female workers in California make 84 cents to every dollar earned by a man. It’s time we close the gender pay gap and show employees in the Golden State that we value them for their contributions to making California an affordable state to live and work,” said Sen. Fuller.
“Helping women earn equal pay for equal work will benefit entire families and significantly improve the finances of California households.”
For press inquiries or questions, please contact Jacqui Nguyen, press secretary for the Senate Republican Caucus at (916) 651-4016.