CalChamber-Opposed Bills Miss Deadline

Two problematic bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce failed to move out of the Assembly last week and are likely dead for the year.

Missing the June 2 deadline to pass the house in which they were introduced were:

AB 9 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance): Greenhouse Gases. Imposes additional evaluation criteria on California’s cap-and-trade program that will lead to market instability and increased costs for consumers.

AB 1290 (Luz Rivas; D-San Fernando Valley): Bans Critical Packaging. Circumvents the Circular Economy framework outlined in SB 54 (Allen; D-Santa Monica) of 2022 by banning critically needed packaging used for products like over-the-counter medicines and to extend the shelf life of food products.