Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Recap of Governor’s Actions on Priority Bills

Another legislative year came to a close this week as Governor Gavin Newsom acted on the last remaining bills waiting on his desk.

Of the 25 job killer bills the California Chamber of Commerce identified this year, only one was signed into law. The Governor signed 22 CalChamber-supported bills, and vetoed five CalChamber-opposed bills.

Following is a recap of the Governor’s actions on priority CalChamber bills this year. For full descriptions and to see what happened to legislation where amendments removed CalChamber opposition, see the Final Status Report listing inside this edition.

Opposed Bills Vetoed

Support Bills Signed

Banking and Finance

AB 511 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance): Crowdfunding.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

AB 819 (Levine; D-San Rafael): CEQA Transparency.

Crime

AB 331 (Jones-Sawyer; D-South Los Angeles): Retail Theft Enforcement.

Education

AB 469 (Reyes; D-San Bernardino): Facilitate Pupil Financial Aid Applications.

Gaming/Alcohol

Hazardous Waste

AB 332 (Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials): Treated Wood Waste.

Health Care

AB 1082 (Waldron; R-Escondido): Continues Review of Health Care Mandates.

Housing and Land Use

Labor and Employment

Taxation

Transportation and Infrastructure

SB 339 (Wiener; D-San Francisco): Ensure Transportation Funding.

Unemployment Insurance

AB 110 (Petrie-Norris; D-Laguna Beach): Data Sharing Between Employment Development Department (EDD) and Department of Corrections to Prevent UI Fraud.

SB 390 (Laird; D-Santa Cruz): Requires EDD to Plan for Next Crisis.

Workplace Safety

Support Bills Vetoed

Education

AB 1185 (Cervantes; D-Corona): Ensure Students Can Complete Cal Grant Applications Despite COVID-19-Related Disruptions.

Recycling

SB 244 (Archuleta; D-Pico Rivera): Battery Recycling Education and Fire Prevention.

Cumulative Job Killer Vetoes

  • 2021: 25 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Gavin Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2020: 19 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2019: 31 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2018: 29 Job Killers identified, 1 sent to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., 1 vetoed;
  • 2017: 27 Job Killers identified, 3 sent to Governor Brown, 2 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2016: 24 Job Killers identified, 5 sent to Governor Brown, 4 signed, and 1 vetoed;
  • 2015: 19 Job Killer bills identified, 3 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed, and 2 vetoed;
  • 2014: 27 Job Killer bills identified, 2 sent to Governor Brown, 2 signed;
  • 2013: 38 Job Killer bills identified, 1 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed;
  • 2012: 32 Job Killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor Brown, 4 signed, 2 vetoed;
  • 2011: 30 Job Killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed, 4 vetoed;
  • 2010: 43 Job Killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2 signed, 10 vetoed;
  • 2009: 33 Job Killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 6 vetoed;
  • 2008: 39 Job Killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 1 signed, 9 vetoed;
  • 2007: 30 Job Killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 12 vetoed;
  • 2006: 40 Job Killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 2 signed, 9 vetoed;
  • 2005: 45 Job Killer bills identified, 8 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 1 signed, 7 vetoed;
  • 2004: 23 Job Killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 10 vetoed;
  • 2003: 53 Job Killer bills identified, 13 sent to Governor Gray Davis, 11 signed, 2 vetoed;
  • 2002: 35 Job Killer bills identified, 17 sent to Governor Davis, 12 signed, 5 vetoed;
  • 2001: 12 Job Killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor Davis, 3 signed, 2 vetoed;
  • 2000: No Job Killers identified. Of 4 bad bills identified at end of session, Governor Davis signs 2 and vetoes 2;
  • 1999: 30 Job Killer bills identified, 9 sent to Governor Davis, 6 signed, 3 vetoed;
  • 1998: 64 Job Killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor Pete Wilson, 11 vetoed;
  • 1997: 57 Job Killer bills identified, 9 sent to Governor Wilson, 9 vetoed.
CalChamber
CalChamber
The California Chamber of Commerce is the largest, broad-based business advocate to government in California, working at the state and federal levels to influence government actions affecting all California business. As a not-for-profit, we leverage our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations to provide affordable and easy-to-use compliance products and services.

Related Articles

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of California Chamber of Commerce priority bills sent to the Governor this year or resolutions adopted by the Legislature. Bills signed by the Governor will become law on...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of July 1, when the Legislature began its summer recess. Within each subject area, the list presents bills...

CalChamber Status Update Report on Major Legislation for Business

The following list summarizes top priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce and their status as of September 10, when the Legislature began its interim recess. Within each subject area, the list presents bills...