California Over The Top – Requiring Fitted Sheets In Hotels

They wonder why businesses are leaving the state.

BILL NUMBER: SB 432 INTRODUCED
BILL TEXT

INTRODUCED BY Senator De León

FEBRUARY 16, 2011

An act to add Section 6714 to the Labor Code, relating to
workplace safety.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 6714 is added to the Labor Code, to read:
6714. (a) The standards board shall, no later than September 1,
2012, adopt an occupational safety and health standard for lodging
establishment housekeeping. The standard shall apply to all hotels,
motels, and other lodging establishments in California. The standard
shall require all of the following:
(1) The use of a fitted sheet, instead of a flat sheet, as the
bottom sheet on all beds within the lodging establishment. For the
purpose of this section, a “fitted sheet” means a bed sheet
containing elastic or similar material sewn into each of the four
corners that allows the sheet to stay in place over the mattress.
(2) The use of long-handled tools such as mops or similar devices
in order to eliminate the practice by housekeepers of working in a
stooped, kneeling, or squatting position in order to clean bathroom
floors, walls, tubs, toilets, and other bathroom surfaces.

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