Thursday, July 18, 2019

CalChamber Urges Action on Bills Awaiting Assembly/Senate Votes

Many bills opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce have moved through legislative committees and could come to a vote of the entire Assembly...

Legislative Analyst Projects More Revenue; Echoes Governor’s Call for Fiscal Restraint

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week released revenue projections a few billion dollars higher than estimated in the Governor’s budget plan, but...

Governor Holds Steady on Prudent Spending Plan

Warning that a recession is inevitable, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. dampened spending expectations even as higher revenues have poured into state coffers. Overall, the...

Disability Access/Education Bill Passes Senate Policy Committees

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that incentivizes disability access and education passed two Senate policy committees this week. SB 251 (Roth; D-Riverside)...

Costly Employee Retention Mandate Passes; Consideration by Entire Assembly Next

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that denies employers the basic choice of whom to hire passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this...

‘Job Killer’ Beverage Tax Fails to Pass Assembly Health Committee

Legislation targeting certain beverages for a new tax was rejected by the Assembly Health Committee this week. The California Chamber of Commerce opposed AB 1357...

CalChamber-Backed Regulatory Reform Bills Pending in Legislature

California Chamber of Commerce-supported proposals to provide regulatory relief to California businesses are pending in the Legislature. All the bills strengthen the accountability and transparency...

Some Job Creator Bills Survive First Deadline

A handful of California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills remain eligible to advance in the legislative process this year following key deadlines. Last Friday,...

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...