Existing law, upon change in control of a grocery establishment, establishes a transitional period of employment for eligible grocery workers, as specified.
The bill would prohibit a person from acquiring any voting securities or assets of a retail grocery firm or retail drug firm, as those terms are defined, unless specified written notice is given to the Attorney General no less than 180 days before the acquisition is made effective. The bill would specify information required to be included in the notice, including information required to assess the competitive effects of the proposed acquisition and to assess the economic and community impact of any planned divestiture or store closures. The bill would require the notice to be given under oath and affirmation. By expanding the scope of the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would authorize the Attorney General to adopt regulations to effectuate the bill's provisions, and would exempt the adoption of those regulations from the Administrative Procedure Act. The bill would prohibit the Attorney General from making specified information public. The bill would make a violation of the bill's provisions subject to injunctive relief and other equitable remedies, and would entitle Attorney General to recover attorney's fees and costs.
Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest.
This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.