Sunday, December 16, 2018

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...

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...

Senate Committee Moves Bill Encouraging International Trade/Tourism

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that encourages international trade and tourism by creating an enhanced driver license unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and...

CalChamber-Backed Career Technical Education Bill Passes Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that establishes a new career technical education (CTE) matching-grant program passed the Senate Education Committee this week. SB 148...

Bill Expedites, Reduces Costs for Roadway Repair/Maintenance

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that streamlines certain roadway infrastructure improvements. AB 323 (Olsen; R-Modesto) extends, until...

Scheduling Mandate Bill a ‘Job Killer’ for Employers

Legislation imposing a one-size-fits-all scheduling mandate on employers has been identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a “job killer.” AB 357 (Chiu; D-San...

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...

Assembly Committee Passes Government Data Breach Requirements

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that requires government entities to provide protection when personal information is part of a data breach unanimously passed...

Double-Pay Holiday Bill Set for Committee Hearing

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill requiring double pay for work on certain days is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Labor and...

Heat Illness Rules: More Changes Coming; CalChamber Seeks Clarification of Terms

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board has adopted changes to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board...

CalChamber Aims to Reduce Unneeded Prop. 65 Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of small businesses, trade associations and local chambers are supporting a bill that promotes using...

California Supreme Court Issues Key CEQA Decision

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that evidence that a project may have a significant effect on the environment does not, in and...

Legislative Session Opens at Usual Pace; Action Around the Corner

Last Friday was the first milestone in what is expected to be an active legislative session—the deadline for legislators to introduce bills to be...

CalChamber Urges State to Fight Lawsuit Attacking Prop. 65 Lead Standard

The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of businesses and trade associations are urging the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment...

Unwarranted Emergency Regulation Will Drive Up Health Care Costs

Last week the California Chamber of Commerce formally objected to a proposed emergency regulation that may jeopardize the quality and value of health insurance...

Is Road Maintenance Fee in California Drivers’ Future?

Seeking a creative and long-term solution for financing highway and road construction and upkeep, a new commission has kicked off its investigation of a...

Governor’s Budget Plan Saves, Pays Down Debt

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has outlined a “carefully balanced” budget plan for 2015–16, demonstrating his commitment to keep the state on a steady...