Monday, August 8, 2022
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CalChamber-Supported Background Check Bill Will Speed Up Job, Housing Applications

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Assembly Appropriations...

New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits. Private...
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Pay Data Publication Bill to Be Heard in Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will encourage lawsuits against businesses and make hiring more burdensome will be heard in the...

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...

Resources Secretary Briefs Business Leaders on Drought; Urges Conservation Efforts

In a virtual meeting with California’s top business leaders last week, California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot discussed critical aspects of the state’s...
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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...
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Adopted Budget Includes Targeted Tax Benefits, One-Time Increases

This week the Legislature passed, and the Governor signed a $300 billion state budget that includes a number of targeted tax benefits for businesses,...
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Workers’ Comp Job Killer Proposal Fails to Move

Legislation expanding the presumption that certain diseases and injuries are caused by the workplace failed in an Assembly policy committee this week for lack...

Bill Harming Film Industry Passes Committee; Collective Bargaining Concerns Acknowledged

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would drive film industry jobs out of California passed a Senate policy committee this week. The bill, AB...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Jeopardizing State’s Music Industry

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would deliver a massive blow to the state’s music industry and drive talent and jobs out of...

Film Tax, Manufacturing Tax Credit Bills Continue On

CalChamber recently released its eighth semi-annual California Chamber of Commerce Poll and the results were clear: two-thirds of voters believe the country is headed...

Chamber-Backed Proposal Creating CARE Court Passes

A proposal to establish a support system for homeless individuals with mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders passed the Senate this week with the...
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CalChamber Efforts Stop 3 Job Killer Bills, 7 Oppose Bills

Three California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills and seven oppose bills have been stopped from advancing this year after being held in legislative...
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Background Checks Bill Passes Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will restore the accessibility of key court electronic indexes for conducting background checks passed the Senate this...

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...
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May Budget Revise Focuses on Use of Record Surplus

The strong economic performance by key California industry sectors and entrepreneurs was reflected last week in the upward revision of the state’s general revenues...
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CalChamber Backs Effort to Keep Child Care Available to Workers

This week the California Chamber of Commerce joined a bipartisan group of legislators, labor and child advocacy organizations to voice strong support for legislation...