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Adam Regele was named vice president of advocacy and strategic partnerships in March 2023. He joined the CalChamber in April 2018 as a policy advocate specializing in environmental policy, housing and land use, and product regulation issues. He was named a senior policy advocate in April 2021 in recognition of his efforts on behalf of members. Regele came to CalChamber after practicing law at Oakland-based Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, PLC, where he advised private and public clients on complex projects involving land use and environmental laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels. Before entering private practice, Regele served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. Davila of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. Regele earned a B.S. in environmental science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of Law, where he was symposium editor and research and development editor for the Hastings West-Northwest Journal. See full bio

Bill Increasing Housing Costs Likely Dead for the Year

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Product Regulation Job Killer Bill Moving in California Senate

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Job Killer Bills Die Early in New Legislative Year

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CalChamber Backs Circular Action Alliance

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Assembly Bill’s Paper Receipt Rules Present Challenges to Deterring Retail Theft

A problematic Assembly bill that imposes onerous rules on the use of paper receipts will be acted upon in the Senate Appropriations Committee when...

Coalition Opposition Stops Warehouse Setback Rules Bill in Second Assembly Committee

Strong opposition by a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition this week stopped a job killer bill that would have created a de facto ban...

De Facto Warehouses Ban Passes First Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that creates a de facto ban of warehouses passed an Assembly committee this week. AB 1000 (Reyes;...

Agencies Grant More Time to Review Fire Hazard Zones

At the urging of a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition, state agencies have extended the time they will take comments on a recently released...

Years of Discussions Yield Far-Reaching Packaging Deal

A workable compromise on a circular economy policy for California was reached in the final days before the Legislature left for summer recess and...

Industry Opposition Causes Agency to Restart Prop. 65 Warning Proposal

A regulatory proposal to upend how businesses present Proposition 65 warnings has been dropped by the state agency in charge so it can come...

Appeals Court Sides with CalChamber in Prop. 65 Ruling on Acrylamide in Food

Last week, California businesses won another victory in the continuing debate over whether the Proposition 65 warning requirement applies to acrylamide in food and...

Environmental Law Abuse Hurts Students

If an investment in knowledge pays the best interest, California is failing to maximize its returns. On March 3, the California Supreme Court rejected the...

California Assembly Voted to Expand CEQA and Make Housing Crisis Worse

The last thing the California Legislature should be doing during an ongoing housing crisis is voting to pass laws that make constructing any new...

Newest Job Killer Bill Will Worsen Housing Crisis

Legislation that expands a broken California environmental law and hurts the ability to build more housing was tagged by the California Chamber of Commerce...

CalChamber, Coalition Gain Some Changes to Flawed Prop. 65 Warning Rulemaking

A year ago, on January 8, 2021, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed changes to how businesses warn under Proposition 65. A...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Backed Bills to Boost Construction of New Housing

In recent weeks, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed five California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will increase housing production in the state. The bills are...

Bill to Boost New Housing Supply Passes with CalChamber, Coalition Support

Legislation to increase the supply of new housing and improve the quality and affordability of housing in the state, all while maximizing local land...