Tag: Adam Regele

Bills Targeting Packaging Ignore Costs, Lack of Recycling Infrastructure

Identical job killer bills that will substantially disrupt the state’s economy by placing an overly broad, unrealistic source reduction, recyclability and compostable mandate on...

Job Killer Bill Threatening Water Supply Reliability Passes Policy Committee

Legislation that threatens water supply reliability for millions of Californians passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on Tuesday. The California Chamber of...
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Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, 2019, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced...
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Job Creator Housing Bill Narrowly Passes Senate Committee

Legislation identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job creator because it will minimize frivolous litigation that blocks infill housing projects won...

Cosmetic Ban Bill Shelved After Getting Job Killer Tag

An Assembly policy committee this week postponed action on a cosmetic product ban identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer. The...
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The Return of the Product Ban Bills

“The dose makes the poison,” is a fundamental scientific principle, recently lost on some members of the Legislature. Also honored in the breach: the...

CalChamber-Backed Housing Relief Bills Advance

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills aimed at helping ease the state’s housing crisis won approval this week from the Senate Housing Committee. Sent on for...
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Hyperpartisan Housing: A Common Crisis with Very Different Solutions

Despite bipartisan recognition of California’s unprecedented housing crisis, legislative solutions being introduced this session remain hyperpartisan. On the Democratic side, with some exceptions, legislation...

CalChamber Supports Proactive, Scientific Approach to Green Chemistry

The California Chamber of Commerce remains committed to a continued bipartisan effort to improve California’s green chemistry program with all stakeholders, CalChamber Policy Advocate...
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Tis Better to Give Than to Receive . . . ?

California loves to highlight its strong economy and leadership on environmental issues. But California has a dirty secret: it is also a leader in...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Urges Rejection of Proposed Prop. 65 Regulations Placing Added Burdens Only on...

The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) should reject two Proposition 65 proposals that place additional and unjustified burdens solely on businesses,...
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Restoring Science-Based Public Policy in California

There is a saying, “science without policy is still science, but policy without science is just gambling.” Using science to inform public policy leads...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA, Land Use Bills that Help Relieve Home Building Red Tape

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help expedite home building, one dealing with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reform and another with...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill Protecting Businesses from Lawsuits

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill related to food and consumer product packaging was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. CalChamber supports AB 2632 (Santiago;...

New Proposition 65 Rules Include Supply Chain Liability

Minimizing liability is quintessential for any prudent business. Liability could mean costly lawsuits, the loss of valuable business opportunities or relationships, large monetary penalties, serious...

Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported CEQA Reform Bill

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that improves environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). CalChamber supported...

Personal Care Product Ban Amended

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would have banned California sales of many personal care products has been amended to reduce its negative...

Pending Proposal Limits Consumer Choices, Could Cause Higher Prices, Hurt Trade

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could ban California sales of many personal care products is awaiting consideration by the Assembly. SB 1249 (Galgiani; D-Stockton) jeopardizes...

New Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30

WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have...

CalChamber Helps Organize Informational Proposition 65 Workshop

The California Chamber of Commerce joined the California League of Food Producers in presenting a Proposition 65 workshop for members yesterday. CalChamber Policy Advocate...