Opposition Stops Job Killer in Senate Rules

The Senate Rules Committee failed on Friday to garner enough votes to move the newest California Chamber of Commerce job killer, AB 893 (E. Garcia; D-Coachella).

The bill was tagged as a job killer because it would have discouraged energy-dependent businesses from growing in California and added new overhead costs for all California employers. AB 893 also created incentives for utilities to purchase out-of-state power to satisfy the mandate, threatening even more California jobs.

AB 893 required the procurement of 4,250 megawatts (MW) of additional and unneeded geothermal, solar, and wind power. CalChamber’s analysis of the bill found that this would substantially increase rates for California ratepayers.

August 31 was the last day for the Legislature to send bills to the Governor’s desk. Only one job killer remains active, AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego), which passed the Senate and is awaiting action by the Governor.

Cumulative Job Killer Vetoes

2018: 29 job killers identified, 1 send to Governor Brown.

2017: 27 job killers identified, 3 sent to Governor Brown, 2 signed, 1 vetoed.

2016: 24 job killers identified, 5 sent to Governor Brown, 4 signed, and 1 vetoed;

2015: 19 job killer bills identified, 3 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed, and 2 vetoed;

2014: 27 job killer bills identified, 2 sent to Governor, signs 2;

2013: 38 job killer bills identified, 1 sent to Governor, signs 1;

2012: 32 job killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor, signs 4, 2 vetoed;

2011: 30 job killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor, 1 signed, 4 vetoed;

2010: 43 job killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor, 2 signed, 10 vetoed;

2009: 33 job killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor, 6 vetoed;

2008: 39 job killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor, 1 signed, 9 vetoed;

2007: 30 job killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor, 12 vetoed;

2006: 40 job killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor, 2 signed, 9 vetoed;

2005: 45 job killer bills identified, 8 sent to Governor, 1 signed, 7 vetoed;

2004: 23 job killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor, 10 vetoed;

2003: 53 job killer bills identified, 13 sent to Governor, 11 signed, 2 vetoed;

2002: 35 job killer bills identified, 17 sent to Governor, 12 signed, 5 vetoed

2001: 12 job killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor, 3 signed, 2 vetoed;

2000: No job killers identified. Of 4 bad bills identified at end of session, Governor Davis signs 2 and vetoes 2.

1999: 30 job killer bills identified, 9 sent to Governor, 6 signed, 3 vetoed;

1998: 64 job killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor, 11 vetoed.

1997: 57 job killer bills identified, 9 sent to Governor, 9 vetoed.

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