AB 450 was part of the “Sanctuary State”measures signed into law by Governor Brown on October 5, 2017. (The other measures were SB 54, restricting the sharing of information by law enforcement agencies, and AB 103, dealing with oversight of detention facilities). AB 450 imposed four restrictions on employers. Unless otherwise provided by federal law, employers:
In March 2018, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the new laws in the federal district court in Sacramento. California moved to dismiss the lawsuit, and the Justice Department asked for a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the laws. Earlier this month, Judge John Mendez (1) granted a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of Items 1, 2 and 4 of AB 450, (2) denied the preliminary injunction motion as to Item 3, and (3) dismissed the portions of the lawsuit related to SB 54 and AB 103.
The district court has created a page on its website with links to the critical documents in the lawsuit, including these recent decisions. Access the page here.