AB 1855 has been signed into law, amending Labor Code § 2810.
Existing law prohibits a person or entity from entering into a contract or agreement for labor or services with specified types of contractors if the person or entity knows or should know that the contract or agreement does not include funds sufficient to allow the contractor to comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws or regulations governing the labor or services to be provided. AB 1855 applies these provisions to warehouse contractors, as well.
Existing law provides for a rebuttable presumption affecting the burden of proof that there has been no violation of this requirement of sufficient funding if specified conditions are met, including that the contract or agreement be in writing. The California Public Records Act requires state and local agencies to make public records available for inspection, subject to specified criteria, and with specified exceptions. AB 1855 require sthat upon the request of the Labor Commissioner, the person entering into the written agreement or contract must provide to the Labor Commissioner a copy of the provisions of the contract or agreement, and any other documentation, as provided. The bill would exempt any documents received by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to this requirement from the California Public Records Act.
You can read the full text of the bill here in PDF.