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Three Job Creator Bills Still Alive for Final Month of Session

Three California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remained alive as the Legislature began its summer break. One bill is scheduled to be considered by...

Opposition Stops Retroactive Liability for Product Manufacturers, Distributors

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce has stopped legislation that would have created an extraordinary new scheme of product liability resulting...

Poll Shows Dropping Support for Split Roll, Largest Tax Hike in History

Backers of an initiative for the 2020 ballot to increase business property taxes have changed their measure twice since introducing it in 2017. The...

CalChamber Vote Record: Major Bills 2015

This report for the first year of the 2015–2016 legislative session focuses on California legislators’ floor votes on California Chamber of Commerce priority bills. This...

Coalition Continues Push for Workplace Flexibility

As the 2019 legislative session gets underway, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition is continuing its efforts to develop a proposal supporting the ability...

Coalition-Backed Fixes to Privacy Law ‘Stayin’ Alive’

California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Sarah Boot penned the following update on the CalChamber-supported privacy bills for the Capitol Insider blog. Well, you can...

Job Killer Bill Forcing Greater Reliance on Foreign Oil Advances to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that will increase prices and the need to import foreign oil advanced from the Assembly to...

CalChamber Opposes Plan to Impose Tax on Services

A recently identified job killer bill that would impose a 3% tax on services purchased by businesses in California was discussed this week as...

Bill to Speed Road Repair/Maintenance, Reduce Costs, Passes Senate Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that expedites and reduces costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects passed the Senate Environmental Quality...

Legislature Weighing Strict Product Regulation

With just weeks remaining in the legislative session, twin job killer bills upending how consumer products are packaged and sold in California are being...

Assembly Committee Moves Along Three Previously Vetoed Bills

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills virtually identical to previously vetoed proposals were approved by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week. Passed with...

Senate Committee OKs First Step Toward Reliable Regional Energy Grid

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will promote energy efficiency and grid reliability won approval from a Senate policy committee this week. AB 813...

Dynamex—The Elimination of Independent Contractors?

The California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles completely changed the way in which...

Senate Sends Tax Penalty Relief Bill to Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill providing relief from penalties when a late tax payment is due to the Board of Equalization (BOE) website...

Job Killer Bill Increasing Litigation Stalls in Senate Policy Committee

Job killer legislation exposing businesses to costly litigation stalled in a Senate policy committee this week. SB 320 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) failed to advance from...

Governor’s Revised Budget Plan Saves Money for Rainy Day; No New Taxes

Last week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised version of his state budget proposal for 2018–19. The Governor’s final budget continues to...

State Air Resources Board Drops Expansion of Emissions Reporting to Small Businesses

In response to objections raised by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped—for now—its...