SB 639 Planning and Implementation

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities, in consultation with stakeholders and relevant state agencies, as appropriate, including, but not limited to, the Department of Finance, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Department of Rehabilitation, the State Department of Education, and the State Department of Developmental Services, shall develop a multiyear phaseout plan with stakeholder involvement, by January 1, 2023, in accordance with the procedures set forth in subdivision (d), to pay any employee with a disability, by January 1, 2025, no less than the minimum wage otherwise required for an employee under Section 1182.12 or the applicable local minimum wage ordinance, whichever is higher. 

The stakeholder process requires the SCDD to engage with and seek input from people with developmental disabilities who have experience working for subminimum wage and stakeholder organizations, including, but not limited to, the protection and advocacy agency designated by the Governor in this state to fulfill the requirements and assurances of the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, other self-advocate and family organizations, provider organizations, including representatives of organizations utilizing the special minimum wage license and those who previously utilized special minimum wage licenses and have successfully transitioned to other employment models, employer and business organizations, and vocational training programs representing those impacted by the changes made to wages for individuals with disabilities. If you have any additional questions, please email us at

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