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    November 12, 2019

    Governor Gavin Newson finished signing/vetoing all bills on October 13. The California Chamber of Commerce was tracking 62 bills on his desk, 32 supported and 30 opposed. So how did we do?

    Out of the 30 opposed bills, the Governor vetoed 11, including job killer SB 1 (Atkins; D-San Diego) that could have impacted voluntary water agreements, existing water projects, and water flows for agriculture, as well as development. Some of the other significant bills vetoed included:

    • AB 1451 (Low; D-Campbell), which would have limited the ability to qualify an initiative or recall petition for the ballot.

    • AB 1478 (Carrillo; D-Los Angeles), which would have added another private right of action to various Labor Code provisions.

    • AB 171 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), which would have created inconsistent standards for sexual harassment that would result in more unnecessary litigation.

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