Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CalChamber-Backed Bill Gets Governor’s Signature

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill creating a tool that can help address the challenges faced by California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas was...

16 Job Killer Bills Stopped

Late the evening of September 11 as the 2015 legislative session came to a close, 16 of 19 identified job killer bills had been...

CalChamber-Backed Bills Go to Governor

A number of bills supported by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature in recent weeks and will be considered next by...

Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Bill Held

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files this week, holding one job killer, and moving four to the Assembly Floor. In addition,...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Awaiting Vote by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers as well as...

Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

This edition of Alert presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from the...

10 Job Killer Bills Remain at Start of Summer Recess

As of the July 17 deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor, seven Senate job killer bills and two...

Rx for Paid Sick Leave: Amendments Effective Immediately

On July 13, 2015, the Legislature passed “clean-up” amendments to the paid sick leave law—the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. The Governor...

U.S. High Court Upholds Citizen Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Arizona citizens’ decision to have congressional district lines drawn by an independent redistricting commission rather...

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today

​​(July 1, 2015) Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all emplo​yees in California. In the latest CalChamber...

CalChamber Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Arizona Redistricting Case​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, et al. “Today’s decision...

Victory for Trade Promotion with CalChamber Support

In a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce and other longtime supporters of free trade, federal legislation renewing the authority of the President...

CalChamber Applauds U.S. Senate for Passing Bipartisan Trade Promotion Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today commended the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority. The measure renews the authority for the President and/or U.S....

Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to Law

With less than a month to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is...

Capitol Report: ‘Job Killer’ Undermines Prop. 13 Protections, Would Raise Costs for Small Businesses

A recently amended “job killer,” SCA 5 (Hancock; D-Berkeley)/Mitchell; D-Los Angeles), now seeks to undermine the protections of Proposition 13 by unfairly targeting commercial...

Disability Access Reform/Education Bill Still Alive

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education awaits assignment to an Assembly policy committee after passing the...

CalChamber Stops Two More ‘Job Killers’ on Assembly Floor​​​​

Two “job killers” failed to move off the Assembly Floor on June 4, missing Friday's deadline for bills to pass the house in which...