Monday, June 17, 2019

Innovation Centers Get Committee Nod

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that promotes increased innovation and entrepreneurship won approval from the Senate Education Committee this week. AB 2664...

Four Job Creator Bills Go to Governor

Four California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills have been sent to the Governor for action as of the end of the legislative session...

Senate Panel OKs Ban on Salary History Inquiries

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that seeks to stop employers from “seeking” salary history information about an applicant passed the Senate Labor and...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Signed into Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on...

Proposed Changes to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Costs, Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 170 organizations have outlined significant concerns with proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 warning regulations in...

You Can Help Reform How California Pays for Roads, Highways

California’s transportation finance system is running out of gas. Not literally, but the buck or two for each gas station fill-up is getting much...

Voters, CalChamber Agree: Support Water Supply/Storage, Rainy Day Fund

California voters this week overwhelmingly passed California Chamber of Commerce-supported Proposition 1, the water bond, and Proposition 2, the rainy day reserve measure. CalChamber President...

CalChamber Identifies 2016 Job Creator Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 12 bills that will improve the state’s...

Job Creator Workforce Development Bill Moves to Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported education bill aiming to increase the pool of skilled workers has passed the Assembly with unanimous support. AB 669 (Berman;...

Business Owners Come to Sacramento to Explain Problems with Gender Tax Bill

(From left) Small business owners Francisca Dumlao, Rosie Quintana and Graciela Fountain meet with CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera before visiting legislators to...

CalChamber Identifies Four Job Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified four job killer bills that would have a negative impact on California’s economy if they become law....

Recap at Summer Break Shows Mixed Results

A review of action on major legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess last week shows both good and disappointing outcomes...

2017 Major Victories

Moving Forward on an Agenda for All Californians The California Chamber of Commerce is the voice of California businesses of all sizes, expert at promoting...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The...

Committee OKs Job Creator Bill Improving Disability Access

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that improves access for disabled customers and limits frivolous litigation against businesses passed an Assembly policy...

Senate to Consider Unnecessary Mandate

The Senate will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that imposes new unnecessary and burdensome duties on employers related to the employer’s written...

Legislation Clarifies ‘Money Transmissions’

Legislation to clarify a “money transmission” under state law has passed the Legislature and awaits action by the Governor. The California Chamber of Commerce supports...