Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Job Killer Bill Will Cause Arbitrary Petroleum Cutback

An arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum use is a major consequence of a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill pending before lawmakers. SB...

Fiscal Committees Clear Files; One Job Killer Bill Held

The Senate and Assembly Appropriations committees cleared their files this week, holding one job killer, and moving four to the Assembly Floor. In addition,...

Legislature Sends Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Bill to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers passed both houses...

CalChamber-Backed Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender passed the Assembly this week with bipartisan support. SB 358...

Federal Change in Medi-Cal Funding Will Affect Health Care Premiums for All

When is a tax not really a tax? When the government gives the taxpayer more money in return than the taxes originally paid. That scenario...

Anti-Arbitration Job Killer Awaiting Vote by Senate

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that if enacted could significantly drive up litigation costs for all California employers as well as...

Senate Fiscal Committee Delays Bill that Will Increase Health Care Premiums

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that will drive up the cost of health care premiums was placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense...

Senate Policy Committee Moves Transportation Funding Bill to Next Stop

A Senate policy committee this week passed a proposal to raise an estimated $4.3 billion in new taxes and fees to help fund deferred...

Job Killer Vote Record Shows Success, Challenges

This edition of Alert presents a recap of floor votes on job killer bills before legislators went on their summer break. Although opposition from the...

Senate to Vote on CalChamber-Opposed Employment Bills

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills that increase employer costs and threaten employers with civil litigation and criminal prosecution are awaiting action by the...

10 Job Killer Bills Remain at Start of Summer Recess

As of the July 17 deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor, seven Senate job killer bills and two...

CalChamber-Backed Job Creator Bills Survive Deadline

Four job creator bills are still alive following the July 17 deadline for bills to pass policy committees and move to the floor. 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 17, when the Legislature began...

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...

CalChamber-Backed Job Creator Bill Seeks to Limit Frivolous, Costly Litigation

A recently amended bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator that aims to limit frivolous, costly litigation passed the...

Job Killer Bill May Increase Fuel Costs; Proposal Continues to Move in Assembly

Fuel costs for California businesses may increase if a job killer bill passed by the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee this week is signed...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves with CalChamber-Backed Changes

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee this week. SB 358...