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  • MANY ANTI-BUSINESS PROPOSALS RISE AGAIN IN CALIFORNIA

    Posted: April 8, 2011 | Posted by NLeonard | No Comments

    In California a whole new crop of anti-business legislation has been introduced.  We are strongly opposing such legislation that will increase costs for California employers, thereby hurting their ability to compete in the global marketplace and provide jobs.  Following is just some of the anti-business bills introduced so far:

    SB 129 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Establishes a protected classification for employees who utilize medical marijuana while on the job.

    SB 364 (Yee; D-San Francisco) Eliminates the incentive effect of future-enacted tax incentives by imposing a penalty on California employers who claim tax incentives if they experience a loss in employment greater than 10 percent, whether or not the reduction of employees was connected to the effectiveness of the incentive.

    SB 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego) Requires complicated new Economic/Social Impact reports for Big Boxes over 90,000 s.f. that sell groceries. 

    SB 535 (De Leon; D–Los Angeles) Re-directs fees collected from businesses to administer the state’s greenhouse gas regulations (AB 32) to advocacy groups under the Climate Change Community Benefits Fund.

    SCA 5 (Simitian; D-Palo Alto) Changes the vote threshold for the imposition, extension, or increase of a parcel tax, by a school district, community college district, or county office of education to approval of 55%.

    AB 10 (Alejo; D-Watsonville) Raises the state minimum wage to $8.50 per hour with an automatic annual indexing of the minimum wage for every year thereafter according to the percentage of inflation.

    AB 19 (Fong; D-Mountain View) Building standards: Requires Water meters in New/Existing Multiunit and Mixed-Use Structures.

    AB 265 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) Increases the time of and Unlawful Detainer notice period from 3 to 14 days.  

    AB 296 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) Regulates the reflectivity (albedo) of pavement/parking lots to reduce the urban heat island effect.

    AB 312 (Lowenthal; D-Long Beach) Creates certain civil rights protections for Homeless People on private property.

    AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana) Displaced Janitor Opportunity Act.  Would rename the act the Displaced Property Service Employee Opportunity Act and make the provisions of the act applicable to property services, which would include licensed security, as defined, landscape, window cleaning, and food cafeteria services.

    AB 448 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) Seeks to change definition of corporate ownership and transaction of property for the purpose of raising assessments of commercial property.

    AB 934 (Feuer; D-Los Angeles) Removes the right for property owners to use privileged communications related to Unlawful Detainer cases.



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