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CA AB 2930

Title: Automated decision tools.
Author: Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

Summary
AB 2930, as amended, Bauer-Kahan. Automated decision tools. The Unruh Civil Rights Act provides that all persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal and, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status, are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.The California Fair Employment and Housing Act establishes the Civil Rights Department within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency and requires the department to, among other things, bring civil actions to enforce the act.This bill would, among other things, require a deployer, as defined, and a developer of an automated decision tool, as defined, to perform an impact assessment on any automated decision tool before first using it and annually thereafter, and with respect to an automated decision tool that a deployer first used before January 1, 2025, the bill would require the deployer to perform an impact assessment on that automated decision tool before January 1, 2026, and annually thereafter, that includes, among other things, a statement of the purpose of the automated decision tool and its intended benefits, uses, and deployment contexts. The bill would require a deployer or developer to provide the impact assessment to the Civil Rights Department within 7 days of a request by the department and would punish a violation of that provision with an administrative fine of not more than $10,000 to be recovered in an administrative enforcement action brought by the Civil Rights Department. The bill would, in complying with a request for public records, require the Civil Rights Department, or an entity with which an impact assessment was shared, to redact any trade secret from the impact assessment.This bill would require the Civil Rights Department to, by January 1, 2027, establish a staggered schedule that identifies when each state government deployer, as defined, shall comply with specified deployer requirements for each deployed automated decision tool. The bill would require full compliance by January 1, 2031. The bill would require a state government deployer to, by January 1, 2026, provide the Civil Rights Department a list of automated decision tools initially deployed prior to January 1, 2025.This bill would require a deployer to, at or before the time an automated decision tool is used to make a consequential decision, as defined, notify any natural person that is the subject of the consequential decision that an automated decision tool is being used and to provide that person with, among other things, a statement of the purpose of the automated decision tool. The bill would, if a consequential decision is made solely based on the output of an automated decision tool, require a deployer to, if technically feasible, accommodate a natural person’s request to not be subject to the automated decision tool and to be subject to an alternative selection process or accommodation, as prescribed.This bill would prohibit a deployer from using an automated decision tool in a manner that results in algorithmic discrimination, which the bill would define to mean the condition in which an automated decision tool contributes to unjustified differential treatment or impacts disfavoring people based on their actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, national origin, limited English proficiency, disability, veteran status, genetic information, reproductive health, or any other classification protected by state law. The bill would also prohibit a developer from making available to potential deployers an automated decision tool that results in algorithmic discrimination.This bill would authorize certain public attorneys, including the Attorney General, and the Civ

Status
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2930 - 05/16/24 - Amended Assembly
05/16/24 - CA AB 2930 (05/16/24 - Amended Assembly)


CA AB 2930 - 04/24/24 - Amended Assembly
04/24/24 - CA AB 2930 (04/24/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2930 - 04/22/24 - Amended Assembly
04/22/24 - CA AB 2930 (04/22/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2930 - 02/15/24 - Introduced
02/15/24 - CA AB 2930 (02/15/24 - Introduced)

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  • Rebecca Bauer-Kahan - D
    Assemblywoman - State Assembly - CA

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