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    October 07, 2019

    Twenty-four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills, including one job killer bill, are currently on the Governor’s desk awaiting action. CalChamber job killer bill SB 1 (Atkins; D-San Diego) was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 27.

    Seventeen CalChamber-supported bills, including three job creator bills, also are awaiting action.

    Governor Gavin Newsom has until Sunday, October 13 to take action on the following bills.

    Job Killer Bill

    The CalChamber is urging the Governor to veto AB 51 (Lorena Gonzalez; D-San Diego). The bill bans arbitration agreements made as a condition of employment.

    Opposed Bills

    The CalChamber is asking the Governor to veto the following bills:

    Job Creator Bills

     The CalChamber is urging the Governor to sign the following bills:

    • AB 23 (Burke; D-Inglewood)Establishes the Business Workforce Coordination Unit, which will help provide California with a workforce that is employment-ready and trained in industry sectors that have the greatest workforce needs.
    • AB 1195 (O’Donnell; D-Long Beach) Allows credit under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to innovative crude technologies, including carbon capture and sequestration, energy storage, and renewable natural gas or biogas.
    • SB 601 (Morrell; R-Rancho Cucamonga): Allows state agencies that issue business licenses to establish a procedure to reduce licensing fees for businesses affected by emergencies to help California businesses rebuild after disasters.

    Supported Bills

    The CalChamber is urging the Governor to sign the following bills:

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