With just weeks left before legislators leave Sacramento for summer recess, major bills having a significant impact on business will be voted on soon by the Senate or Assembly.
Below are the California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills scheduled to be considered by the Senate and Assembly as soon as Monday, June 8. If passed, the bills will move onto the second legislative house, a key hurdle for bills advancing in the legislative process.
- AB 2811 (Berman; D-Palo Alto): Requires any business offering an auto-renewal or continuous service offer to provide the consumer with a notice explaining how to cancel an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer given certain requirements are met.
- AB 3260 (Wicks; D-Oakland): Adds significant risks to landlords and negatively impacts tenants by requiring landlords to allow new tenants to pay a security deposit over a 6-month period or obtain a security deposit insurance policy.
- AB 3262 (Stone, Mark; D-Scotts Valley): Significantly expands strict products liability for any alleged defect sold on an online “marketplace” platform, even though the platform never physically owned the property, possessed the property, or made any representations regarding the safety of the property. Also eliminates a court’s discretion to determine if the marketplace is an integral part of the distribution process to warrant liability for any defect.
- AB 3271 (Kiley; R-Roseville): Creates a federally preempted right for minors to disavow an arbitration clause—but no other provisions—in enrollment agreements signed by their parents.
- AB 2231 (Kalra; D-San Jose): Codifies a limited definition of the term “de minimis” to determine what level of public subsidy triggers prevailing wage requirements on an otherwise private project, overturning the established practice of viewing the subsidy in the context of the entire project.
- AB 2954 (Rivas, Robert; D-Hollister): Unnecessarily complicates and increases costs of farming and rangeland practices by imposing a statewide goal of carbon sequestration on all natural and working lands. Threatens to pit districts and crops against other districts and costs based on potential for carbon sequestration, threatening diversity of food production in California.
- AB 3336 (Carrillo; D-Los Angeles): Imposes onerous unnecessary and new requirements on Californians looking for work delivering food and restaurants seeking to reach new customers through delivery. This is not the time to be introducing new burdens on food delivery, restaurants, grocery stores and other retail locations, especially while those businesses are struggling to meet demand or stay open during the current crisis.
- SB 1102 (Monning; D-Carmel): Establishes new unnecessary and burdensome requirements on all employers to provide information to employees, and imposes duplicative and unnecessary disclosure requirements for employers of H-2A employees.