2019 Job Killers
The California Chamber of Commerce annual Job Killer list has grown to include 31 bills that would harm California’s economic growth and job creation should they become law.
“These bills represent some of the worst policy proposals affecting California employers and our economy currently being considered by Legislature,” said CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg. “Some of these bills have been rejected time and again by the Legislature or vetoed by the previous Governor. Legislators should, instead, focus on removing impediments to economic growth and creating upward mobility for all Californians.”
In March, CalChamber identified AB 51 (Gonzalez; D- San Diego) and SB 1 (Atkins; D-San Diego) as job killer bills. They are included in the list below.
On May 21, CalChamber added AB 1080 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), SB 54 (Allen; D-Santa Monica) and SCA 5 (Hill; D-San Mateo, Allen; D-Santa Monica) to the list. AB 1080 and SB 54 were removed from the job killer list due to September 6 amendments, but CalChamber still opposes.
CalChamber will periodically release job killer watch updates as legislation changes. Reporters are encouraged to track the current status of the job killer bills on www.CalChamber.com/jobkillers or by following @CalChamber and @CAJobKillers on Twitter
The 2019 list of job killer bills follows: