Sunday, December 16, 2018

New Tax Targeting Sweetened Beverages Threatens Jobs

A proposal targeting certain beverages for a new tax is the newest addition to the California Chamber of Commerce “job killer” list. AB 1357 (Bloom;...

Bill Undermining Workers’ Comp Reforms Awaits Consideration on Senate Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that undermines cost-saving workers’ compensation reforms will be considered next by the full Senate. SB 563 (Pan;...

Opposition Stops, Delays ‘Job Killer’ Bills

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups means several “job killer” bills won’t be advancing this year. Short of Votes Legislation...

‘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;...

Proposal to Expedite Housing Projects Fails to Pass

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that sought to expedite and reduce costs for housing projects failed to pass an Assembly policy...

Scheduling Mandate on Employers Passes Assembly Labor/Employment Committee

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee has passed a “job killer” bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

Senate Committee Votes to Increase Environmental Regulatory Burden

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that increase the burden of environmental regulations passed a Senate policy committee this week, including a...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes ‘Job Killer’ Bill Imposing Scheduling Mandate on Employers

The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee this week passed a "job killer" bill imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on general retail employers. AB 357 (Chiu;...

CalChamber Releases 2015 Job Creator List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to the 11 bills that will improve 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...

Roadway Repair Projects Gain Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill to expedite and reduce costs for roadway repair and maintenance projects advanced in the legislative process this week...

Job Creator Bill Targets Loophole in State Law

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a “job creator” bill that will address a loophole in state law and help limit frivolous class...

‘Job Killer’ Bill Increasing Health Care Costs in Senate Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” health care rate regulation bill is scheduled to be considered April 22 by the Senate Health Committee. SB...

‘Job Killer’ Hearings Set for Next Week

The following “job killer” bills are scheduled to be considered next week by legislative policy committees. The California Chamber of Commerce is encouraging members to...

Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits Fails

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that would have helped protect small businesses from unwarranted lawsuits failed to pass an Assembly policy...

Committee Rejects Giving Opportunity to Cure Minor Air Violations

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that would have given businesses the opportunity to cure minor air violations before being fined failed to pass...

CalChamber Releases 2015 Preliminary Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce this week released a preliminary list of “job killer” bills to call attention to the negative impact that 16...