Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CalChamber-Led Coalitions Speak Out

The California Chamber of Commerce is leading coalitions on the following issues. More information is available at www.calchamber.com. Lead Standard A preliminary state proposal to drastically...

CalChamber Action on Legislation Keeps Balance Between Privacy, Innovation

Earlier this month, the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a timely panel discussion on data security policy at both the federal and state levels. The...

CalChamber Wins Veto of Overly Broad Bill, Leads Opposition to Misguided Regulations

A quiet legislative year on workplace safety issues still ended in a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce, which also kept busy leading...

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...

CalChamber Best Business Votes

Legislators are listed in descending order according to how often they voted in accord with the California Chamber of Commerce position (first number) versus...

CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with...

CalChamber Stops/Delays/Amends All But 2 Misguided Bills; Backs 1 Signed into Law

Increasing access to health care and prescription drugs was the main priority for state policymakers in 2015. While a number of measures that would...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills in 2015

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk this week. In 2015, CalChamber identified...

Governor Acts to Limit Litigation, Maintain Fiscal Prudence

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that will help limit frivolous, costly litigation against employers was signed by the Governor this month. The...

Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The following list summarizes the final status of priority bills for the California Chamber of Commerce that were sent to the Governor this year,...

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...

Road Repair Bill Gets OK; Foundation Laid for Mining Act Reform; Housing Bills Pass

With the exception of the signing of a job creator bill streamlining some infrastructure development, 2015 was quiet on most California Environmental Quality Act...

Workers’ Comp Bills Undercutting Reforms Stopped; Helpful Proposals Become Law

Action taken earlier this month by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on two bills closed out another successful legislative year in workers’ compensation for...

Environmental: CalChamber Stops Worst Bills, Secures Changes to Others

The California Chamber of Commerce actively engaged in environmental legislation this year, positioning on dozens of bills related to hazardous waste permitting, Proposition 65,...

CalChamber Stops 18 of 19 Job Killer Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday vetoed the two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills on his desk. In 2015, CalChamber identified 19...

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...

CalChamber to Feds: Don’t Use California Approach on Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) should not adopt California’s quantitative approach to determining whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay requirements, the...