California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera issued the following statement today following the Governor’s signature on SB 253 (Wiener D-San Francisco) and SB 261 (Stern; D-Canoga Park):
“We are disappointed that SB 253 and SB 261 were signed today. SB 253 and SB 261 are major changes in climate policy and will add considerable obligations on affected businesses.
“We look forward to working with the Governor’s office on SB 253 clean-up legislation that will address some of the major concerns of our members, particularly the impact on small business. The tools developed to meet the goals of SB 253 must be cost-effective and useful.”
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com.