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A number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills have been referred to the appropriations committees of the Assembly or Senate for a review of the proposals’ fiscal impacts. The committees will be taking up their Suspense Files on Friday, May 27.

Urge your legislators and appropriations committee members to prevent these bills from advancing.

Increased Labor Costs

SB 878 (Leyva; D-Chino) Mandated Scheduling Requirement —  Eliminates worker flexibility and exposes employers to costly penalties, litigation, and government enforcement, by mandating employers in the retail, grocery, or restaurant workplace, including employers who have hybrid operations that include a retail or restaurant section, to provide a 21-day work schedule and then face penalties and litigation if the employer changes the schedule with less than 7 days notice, even when the change is at the request of the employee. Senate Appropriations Suspense File.

SB 1166 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) Imposes New Maternity and Paternity Leave Mandate — Unduly burdens and increases costs of small employers with as few as 10 employees, as well as large employers with 50 or more employees, by requiring 12 weeks of protected employee leave for maternity or paternity leave, and exposes all employers to the threat of costly litigation. Senate Appropriations Suspense File.

California Oil Production Barriers

AB 1882 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara) Gas Price Increase — Jeopardizes the production of California-based fuel by substantially complicating the existing permitting process for the Underground Injection Control program by imposing duplicative requirements and requiring the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to cede aspects of its permitting authority to the regional water quality control board. Assembly Appropriations Suspense File.

AB 2729 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara/ Thurmond; D-Richmond) Gas Price Increase — Jeopardizes the production of California-based fuel supply and increases costs to the industry by revising the definition of an idle well and requiring permanent closure of 25% of California’s long-term idle wells each year. Assembly Appropriations Suspense File.

Action Needed

Contact your legislators and appropriations committee members to prevent these bills from advancing.

For easy-to-edit- sample letters, visit www.calchamber.com/grassroots.

 

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