2023 Job Creators List

2023 Job Creators List

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The California Chamber of Commerce announced March 1 that SB 592 (Newman; D-Fullerton) is the first job creator bill of the year. The bill is also sponsored by the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce.

Since beginning the list in 2008, CalChamber has strongly supported policies to improve California’s business climate and nurture the economy.

The list of 2023 job creator bills follows:

AB 52 (Grayson; D-Concord) Manufacturing Tax Credit Expansion. Expands investment and production in California by expanding the sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of manufacturing and research and development (R&D) equipment. Held in Senate Appropriations Suspense File. Failed deadline to move from fiscal committee to floor, September 1, 2023.

SB 301 (Portantino; D-Burbank) Conversion to Zero-Emission Vehicles. Incentivizes production of zero-emission vehicle parts in the state, increasing manufacturing and jobs, by offering a rebate for zero-emissions vehicle conversions. Placed on Assembly Inactive File, September 13, 2023.

SB 592 (Newman; D-Fullerton) Improved Labor Law Compliance. Requires labor law guidance to be translated into commonly spoken languages in California and protects business owners from being penalized if they relied in good faith on guidance issued by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Failed passage in Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, April 19, 2023.

SB 703 (Niello; R-Sacramento) Flexible Workweek. Allows for an employee-selected flexible work schedule and relieves employers of the administrative cost and burden of adopting an alternative workweek schedule per division, which accommodates employees, helps retain employees, and allows the employer to invest these savings into growing its workforce. In Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee. Failed deadline to move from policy committee to fiscal committee, April 28, 2023.