Michael Shaw

72-hours in print rule stalls key bills in the final days

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 22, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last November, voters adopted a constitutional amendment providing greater transparency in the legislative process by requiring that all bills be in print for 72 hours prior to a final vote. In the first year of this new requirement, legislators and lobbyists had to adjust knowing that the point at which a bill would be “cooked” comes earlier than anyone was accustomed to in t ... » More
Nicole Rice

Help CMTA Stop AB 1209 and SB 63

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Sept. 22, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA needs your help to stop two labor bills from becoming law. If signed, these bills will dramatically increase the litigation expense and exposure of all manufacturers, no matter your size. Governor Jerry Brown needs to hear from you … Ask him to VETO AB 1209 and SB 63. AB 1209 (Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego) requires manufacturers with 500 or more employees ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Consumer groups launch privacy initiative

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Sept. 22, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On September 1st, a “consumer advocate” group called Californians for Consumer Privacy launched an initiative, The California Consumer Privacy Act. This initiative would impose sweeping and significant changes to California’s existing privacy framework, with broad language that creates a right to know how personal information is used, a right to say no to the sale of person ... » More
Shaina Brown

Thursday Group end-of-session party

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, Sept. 22, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, legislative victories were celebrated at the annual Thursday Group End of Session Party. Over 40 attendees gathered at the Churchkey Patio at Hock Farm in Sacramento to recognize the end of the 2017 session. The Thursday Group is a bi-monthly committee that is facilitated by CMTA and CalChamber, with a focus on environmental, energy, and related legislation and regulatory affair ... » More

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» Help CMTA Stop AB 1209 and SB 63 Sept. 22, 2017
» Consumer groups launch privacy initiative Sept. 22, 2017
» Thursday Group end-of-session party Sept. 22, 2017

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