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HOT ISSUES for the Week of August 26, 2019
Monday, August 26
Privacy and Cybersecurity
SUPPORT AB 25 (Chau; D-Monterey Park) Clarifies Definition of Consumer — This bill largely exempts employment data from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which will alleviate huge, additional compliance costs for businesses for something never intended by this law designed for “consumers,” and will prevent serious, unintended consequences. Senate Floor.
Economic Development/Local Governments
OPPOSE ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry; D-Winters): Lowers Voter Threshold to Increase Property Taxes from 2/3 to 55% for purposes of affordable housing and public infrastructure — This constitutional amendment is overbroad because it provides increased tax authority for every government agency in California – not just cities and counties, but thousands of potentially overlapping special districts, it enables discrimination against certain classes of taxpayers, it undermines the protections of Proposition 13, and – despite its goal of increased funding for affordable housing – adds another potential layer of cost onto homeownership in California. Assembly Appropriations Suspense File.