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AB 1017

(Campos) Floor: 42-33-5


In California, women earn 84 cents for every dollar men earn and, nationally, 77 cents on every dollar. Compared to white men, Latina women earn 54 cents for every dollar, while African American women earn 64 cents. When prospective employers ask for an individual’s salary history, they often use past salary history as a way of reducing the job seeker’s bargaining power. AB 1017 would remove salary history as a factor in hiring decisions, improving gender pay equity over time. It was vetoed by the Governor.