Job Killer Bills Miss Deadline

By Staff Reports

(High Desert)– A number of California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills are likely dead for the year, having missed the legislative deadline to pass from policy committees to fiscal committees in the house in which they were introduced.

They include these costly workplace mandates: AB 1138 Massive Exposure to Civil Penalties and Liabilities – Inappropriately increases civil cases and civil penalties on employers: SB 626 Massive Workers’ Compensation Cost Increase – Unravels many of the employer cost-saving provisions in last year’s workers’ compensation reform. These Economic Development Barriers: AB 59 Split Roll Parcel Tax – Potentially increases the tax burden on businesses by permitting local agencies to assess a higher parcel tax on commercial property: AB 823 Infrastructure – Adds additional costs and hurdles to critically needed new infrastructure and development projects.

And this expensive, unnecessary regulation: SB 747 Unnecessary New Regulatory Scheme – Establishes a new, duplicative, and burdensome program that requires the Department of Public Health to regulate manufacturers of consumer products that the department determines contribute to a significant public health epidemic (i.e.,obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease) and allows the department to restrict or prohibit the sale of such products.

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