2022 Job Killer List

2022 Job Killer List

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Each year the California Chamber of Commerce releases a list of job killer bills to identify legislation that will decimate economic and job growth in California. The CalChamber tracks the bills throughout the rest of the legislative session and works to educate legislators about the serious consequences these bills will have on the state.

in 2021, just two job killer bills passed the Legislature. The Governor vetoed one and signed the other. See the list of 2021 job killer bills and their status at the end of the 2021 session.

The California Chamber of Commerce has tagged AB 1400 (Kalra, Lee and Santiago) and ACA 11 (Kalra and Lee) as its first Job Killer bills of 2022. The bills would create and finance a new single payer health care system called CalCare. See news release.

Tax Increases

AB 1400 (Kalra; D-San Jose) Government-Run Health Care: Penalizes employers, eliminates individual choice, and results in hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes on all Californians and California businesses by creating a new single-payer government-run, multibillion-dollar health care system.

ACA 11 (Kalra; D-San Jose) Government-Run Health Care: Penalizes employers, eliminates individual choice, and results in hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes on all Californians and California businesses by creating a new single-payer government-run, multibillion-dollar health care system.

Cumulative Job Killer Vetoes

  • 2021: 25 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Gavin Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2020: 19 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2019: 31 Job Killers identified, 2 sent to Governor Newsom, 1 signed, 1 vetoed;
  • 2018: 29 Job Killers identified, 1 sent to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., 1 vetoed;
  • 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 Brown, 2 signed;
  • 2013: 38 Job Killer bills identified, 1 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed;
  • 2012: 32 Job Killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor Brown, 4 signed, 2 vetoed;
  • 2011: 30 Job Killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor Brown, 1 signed, 4 vetoed;
  • 2010: 43 Job Killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2 signed, 10 vetoed;
  • 2009: 33 Job Killer bills identified, 6 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 6 vetoed;
  • 2008: 39 Job Killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 1 signed, 9 vetoed;
  • 2007: 30 Job Killer bills identified, 12 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 12 vetoed;
  • 2006: 40 Job Killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 2 signed, 9 vetoed;
  • 2005: 45 Job Killer bills identified, 8 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 1 signed, 7 vetoed;
  • 2004: 23 Job Killer bills identified, 10 sent to Governor Schwarzenegger, 10 vetoed;
  • 2003: 53 Job Killer bills identified, 13 sent to Governor Gray Davis, 11 signed, 2 vetoed;
  • 2002: 35 Job Killer bills identified, 17 sent to Governor Davis, 12 signed, 5 vetoed
  • 2001: 12 Job Killer bills identified, 5 sent to Governor Davis, 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 Davis, 6 signed, 3 vetoed;
  • 1998: 64 Job Killer bills identified, 11 sent to Governor Pete Wilson, 11 vetoed.
  • 1997: 57 Job Killer bills identified, 9 sent to Governor Wilson, 9 vetoed.