Our economy is struggling. Our budget out of balance. Schools, roads, healthcare and public safety suffer. And the legislature is focused on… FITTED SHEETS?? That's right. SB 432 (De León), would mandate that hotels use fitted sheets, not flat sheets, on all of their mattresses. Studies show no safety benefits for hotel employees from using fitted vs. flat sheets. So what's the deal? Click here to get the facts.
UPDATE: August 29, 2011 - SB 432 Now a Two-Year Bill
SB 432 (de León-D, Los Angeles), the bill mandating hotels use fitted sheets on mattresses, was pulled by sponsors making it unlikely to be voted on by September 9 when the legislature adjourns. It has now become what’s known in Sacramento as a “two-year bill” meaning it will be eligible for consideration next year. In addition to pursuing a legislative strategy next year with SB 432, bill sponsors have indicated they will request that the Cal OSHA Standards Board review and rule on the issues related to both fitted sheets and long-handled tools. As always, CH&LA will continue to represent your interests to the Standards Board and in the legislature. Thank you all for taking the time to write, email and call your elected officials on this important issue. As always, if you have any questions regarding SB 432 or any other government and legal relations matters, please call Lynn Mohrfeld, CH&LA President and CEO, at 916.554.2664.