Tag: 2016 Job Killers

CalChamber Releases Final Status Report on Major Business Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has published its final status report on the top priority bills for California’s business community, showing the ultimate fate...

Legislative Recap: Hard-Won Gains for Employers in Some Areas Offset by More Costs in...

The California Chamber of Commerce had a mix of wins and losses for the legislative year; stopping dozens of harmful bills and helping to...

Governor Vetoes Job Killer; SB 654 Would Have Imposed Significant Costs on Small Business

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Governor today vetoed SB 654 (Jackson), a CalChamber job killer bill that would have increased costs and burdens on small...

Governor Vetoes Disincentive to Settle Litigation

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently vetoed a former job killer bill that would have prohibited use of release clauses, thereby discouraging parties from...

CalChamber Reports on Status of Major Business Bills at Close of Session

Numerous business priorities remain to be considered by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. once they pass enrollment, the phase of the legislative process when...

CalChamber Stops 19 Job Killer Bills

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped through efforts...

Job Killer Update: Assembly Passes Costly New Leave Mandate

Action Needed: Contact the Governor to Request a Veto Yesterday, the Assembly passed a job killer bill that will significantly harm small businesses in California...

2030 Carbon Caps to Become Law

The California Legislature moved swiftly this week to adopt legislation expanding climate change emission goals. SB 32 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) mandates a reduction in greenhouse...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies Two More Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified two additional job killers. This brings the list total to 24 bills. Gut and Amend SB 654 (Jackson; D-Santa...

Job Killer Update: CalChamber Identifies Two More Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified two additional job killers. This brings the list total to 24 bills. Gut and Amend SB 654 (Jackson; D-Santa...

Job Killer Bill on Assembly Floor

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that erodes housing affordability is on the Assembly Floor. SB 1150 (Leno; D-San Francisco) has been identified...

Appropriations Committees Clear Suspense Files; One Job Killer, One Job Creator Move to Floor

Yesterday was the deadline for fiscal committees to send bills in their second house to the floor. One job killer bill passed to the...

Job Killer Vote Record: Key Wins; Battles Remain

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of commerce and allies has stopped a number of job killer bills, including two that failed in Assembly...

Job Killer Update: Bill Eroding Housing Affordability Stopped

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer that would have eroded housing affordability is likely dead for the year following the recent legislative deadline for policy...

CalChamber, Business Community Opposition Stops Job Killer

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that exposed businesses to costly litigation when goods are “substantially similar,” yet priced differently, was pulled...

Assembly Policy Committee Passes Job Killer

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee yesterday passed a job killer bill that could increase costs for California businesses, make them less competitive and discourage...

CalChamber Opposition, Local Business Testimony Help Delay Vote on Job Killer

The Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday delayed voting on a job killer bill that if passed, will expose businesses to costly litigation when goods are...

Language Increasing Permit Processing Costs Inserted into Budget Trailer Bills

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed language that significantly increases permit processing costs has been inserted into two budget trailer bills, which have been designated as...

Job Killer Update: Only Four Bills Pass to Second House

Friday was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Only four job killer bills subject to the first...

Three Housing and Land Use Bills Await Action by Legislators

California legislators can either hurt or help housing availability and affordability depending on how they vote on the following three bills. Affordable Housing Barriers The California...