The Wilk Record On Women

Scott Wilk News

Wilk voted to strengthen California laws to protect woman and girls against discrimination
SCR 78 (Jackson 2018) This measure would acknowledge that there is a continued need for the State of California to protect the human rights of women and girls and to analyze the operations of state departments, policies, and programs to identify discrimination and, if identified, to remedy that discrimination. The measure would support the implementation of the principles underlying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). SW Supported, Adopted

Wilk voted to make sure that all Californians are protected against discrimination
AB 1556 (Mark Stone 2017) Updates the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to use gender-inclusive references to individuals, thereby clarifying that all Californians are protected against discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination, regardless of their gender identity. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to strengthen anti-discrimination statues based on gender
SB 1442 (Liu 2016) This bill reorganizes, replaces, and relocates various anti-discrimination statutes involving the provision of state services and programs (including discrimination based on gender). SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to prohibit wage discrimination based on gender
SB 358 (Jaskson-2015) Prohibits an employer from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions, except where the employer demonstrates. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to strengthen laws against sexual assault on campus
SB 186 (Jackson 2015) This bill would authorize the governing board of a community college district to remove, suspend, or expel a student for sexual assault or sexual exploitation, as defined, regardless of the victim’s affiliation with the community college, even if the offense is not related to college activity or attendance. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to allow families time off to help enroll their children in school or daycare
SB 579 (Jackson 2015) This bill allows an employee to take job-protected time off of work without the fear of discrimination or discharge under the Family School Partnership Act by allowing workers to take time off work to: find, enroll, or re-enroll his or her child in a school or with a licensed child care provider, and to address a child care provider or school emergency. This bill also clarifies that “family member” includes the individuals already covered in existing law and that the worker can take sick leave for the reasons currently specified in law. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to strengthen domestic violence laws
SB 400 (Jackson 2013) This bill expands the protections given to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who take time off to obtain any relief to victims of stalking; prohibits an employer from discharging, retaliating or discriminating against an employee because of his/her known status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, as specified; and requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. SW Supported-Chaptered
SJR 2 (Jackson 2013) This measure would call on the United States Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Senate Bill No. 47 (Leahy), and ensure the sustainability of vital programs designed to keep women and families safe from violence and abuse. SW Supported, Adopted
SB 331 (Jackson 2017) This bill would expand the definition of “domestic violence victim service organization” to include a public or private institution of higher education, as specified, thereby expanding the scope of the privilege. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted for the 2019 budget trailer bill increasing funding for childhood poverty, homeless assistance programs, eligibility for CalWORKS, childcare, child welfare services, foster family agency rates, and emergency caregiver funding.
SB 80 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review 2019) Trailer Bill. This bill provides for statutory changes necessary to enact human-services related provisions of the Budget Act of 2019 including Ending Childhood Deep Poverty, Homeless Assistance Program, 12-month Continuous Eligibility for CalWORKs Stage One Childcare, Child Welfare Services, Foster Family Agency (FFA) Rates, and Continued Emergency Caregiver Funding at Time of Placement. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to expand civil liability for sexual harassment
SB 224 (Jackson 2018) This bill adds investor, elected official, lobbyist, director, and producer to the list of examples of relationships that are covered by Civil Code Section 51.9’s imposition of civil liability for sexual harassment in business, service, or professional contexts. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to strengthen title IX outreach efforts
SB 1375 (Jackson 2016) This bill requires schools to post information on their Web sites relative to the designated Title IX coordinator, rights of students and responsibilities of schools, and a description of how to file a complaint. SW Supported-Chaptered

Wilk voted to prohibit forced sterilization
SB 1135 (Jackson 2013) This bill prohibits sterilization for the purpose of birth control of an individual under the control of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. SW Supported-Chaptered