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CalChamber Capitol Report: Assembly Committee Passes Double Holiday Pay Bill

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week approved a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill requiring double pay for work on certain days. During testimony...

Government-Run Health Care Passes First Committee

The Senate Health Committee this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care...

Independent Contractor Legislation Moves; CalChamber, Coalition Seek More Changes

Legislation that makes a start toward restoring flexibility for numerous individuals working as independent contractors has moved from the Assembly to the Senate. The California...

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 6, when the Legislature began...

2030 Carbon Caps to Become Law

The California Legislature moved swiftly this week to adopt legislation expanding climate change emission goals. SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) mandates a reduction in greenhouse...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...

CalChamber Secures Amendments to Remove Job Killer Tag

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer has been amended to remove the job killer tag. Before AB 1761 (Muratsuchi; D-Torrance) was amended on May...

Legislature OKs Budget

The California Legislature sent to the Governor this week a $123 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Negotiations between the...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bills to Ease Housing Crisis

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed three California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills to encourage local governments to approve new housing projects. The CalChamber-supported bills...

Governor Names Alzheimer’s Prevention/Preparedness Task Force

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and Maria Shriver, former first lady, announced via Twitter the 28 members of the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s...

Fuel Price Increase Bill Gets Committee OK

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that increases the cost of business and creates regulatory burdens throughout the state passed a Senate...

Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes First Assembly Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee this week. The California Chamber of...

Job Creator Bills Headed for Governor

California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills helping entrepreneurs and small business passed the Legislature this week and are headed to Governor Edmund G....

Major Issues Still Pending at Legislative Summer Break

When legislators began their summer recess last week, the ultimate outcome on many priority business issues remained uncertain. Strong opposition from the California Chamber of...

Roadway Repair Projects Speedier with CalChamber Job Creator Bill

Roadway repair and maintenance projects will be expedited and costs reduced with the help of a California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill signed...

‘Job Killer’ Bills Limit In-State Energy Efforts

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that limit in-state energy development passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week. • AB 356 (Williams;...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Passes Senate Labor Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire passed the Senate Labor and Industrial...