Ballot Measures


2022 Ballot Measures

The California Chamber of Commerce has taken positions on the following ballot measures that may go before voters this year.

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Reform Initiative

The California Chamber of Commerce strongly supports The California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act.

CalChamber President & CEO Jennifer Barrera talks with KGET News about the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act of 2022 ballot initiative. (April 1, 2022)

“This initiative eliminates an abusive method for trial attorneys to file frivolous claims, and provides a pathway for employees to pursue claims for wages and penalties, where the employee keeps 100% of the recovery” said CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera.

See the CalChamber Business Issues Guide article on PAGA.

Support: Ballot Measure Transparency Act

See news release

Oppose: Split Roll Property Tax

See news release

Oppose: California Dialysis Clinics Requirement

See story

Oppose: Medical Damage Cap Increase

See story

Oppose: The California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative

See story

Support: The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act

See story

Initiative Coalitions

When the legislative process fails, pro-business and anti-business forces turn to the initiative process to take proposals directly to California voters. The California Chamber of Commerce has led the charge on behalf of the employer community for close to four decades.

As a practical matter, the CalChamber’s chief executive is recruited to chair major initiative campaigns, to lead the fundraising and to serve as spokesperson for these important efforts.

The CalChamber has been extremely successful with the support of the broader employer community. CalChamber has backed initiatives to enact tax relief and tort reform, and make politicians more accountable to voters. We have successfully challenged split roll property tax proposals and defeated security litigation.

We will continue to lead efforts to fight anti-business proposals, including those that threaten to increase taxes, health care expenses and frivolous lawsuits.


CalBusPacThe California Business Political Action Committee (CalBusPAC) was established in 1976 to qualify, support and/or oppose statewide ballot initiatives. Contributions to CalBusPAC will aid California employers in preparing for future ballot battles.

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Informing your employees and stockholders about the impact of proposed state legislation, regulations and ballot measures is within your rights as a business owner. Just remember to do it the right way.