Bipartisan Senate sends guv Ted Lieu ‘job creator’ bill to improve job-training, college preparation

August 28, 2012
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Measure supported by California Chamber of Commerce

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate late Monday on a bipartisan vote approved and sent to Gov. Brown a bill by Sen. Ted W. Lieu labeled a ‘job creator’ by the California Chamber of Commerce.

“In an era of limited resources, it is imperative that California use a coordinated approach to workforce and economic development,” Lieu, D-Torrance, said after the bipartisan vote on Senate Bill 1402.

Lieu said Senate Bill 1402 is part of his effort to help improve California’s economy and approach to job training and would extend the California Community College’s Economic and Workforce Development Program and use a ‘sector-strategies’ approach. This means making the program better able to respond to changing economic conditions and more accountable for investments and performance by strengthening evaluations, Lieu said. 

Lieu’s bill would help transform California government to focus on the state’s comparative advantages. It is consistent with his longtime advocacy of more aggressive state efforts to create jobs, including the return of a unified state trade and commerce agency.

The governor has until the end of September to sign, veto or allow SB 1402 to become law without his signature.

For more, including a Fact Sheet on SB 1402, please visit Lieu’s Web site at the address below.

Ted W. Lieu chairs the Senate Labor Committee and represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 28, which includes the cities of Carson, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance, as well as portions of Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Pedro. For more, visit