Nicole Rice

Workforce micromanagement measure stalls for the year

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 19, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

A measure to micromanage manufacturers’ daily workforce decisions and needs failed to advance out of its fiscal committee last week. AB 5 by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) was held by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, a body that is also chaired by the measure’s author. Prior to its defeat, Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher announced that t ... » More
Michael Shaw

Senate elects next leader in Senator Toni Atkins

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Tuesday, January 9th, State Senator Toni Atkins received the support of her colleagues to become the next leader of the California State Senate succeeding the current Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León. Senator Atkins will formally take over on March 21st. Representing portions of San Diego County, Senator Atkins’ district is home to a number of manufacturers, including CMTA membe ... » More
Jarrell Cook

Future sales and use tax exemptions may require performance and data collection

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 726, a bill that would require any new exemptions from the state’s Sales and Use Tax introduced after 2019 to include a statement of goals, performance metrics, and data collection requirements. The bill was heard and passed from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on January 8th and is expected to receive bipartis ... » More
Shaina Brown

AB 319 moves to assembly for floor vote

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, Jan. 12, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last Tuesday, Jan. 9th, AB 319 (Mark Stone, D-Santa Cruz) passed out of the Assembly Natural Resource Committee on a party-line vote. The bill would require that all single-use plastic beverage containers use a cap or lid that is contiguously affixed or tethered to the beverage container by 2020. CMTA opposes AB 319. Our opposition is rooted in the fact that the technology for a tether ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Senate elects next leader in Senator Toni Atkins Jan. 12, 2018
» Future sales and use tax exemptions may require performance and data collection Jan. 12, 2018
» AB 319 moves to assembly for floor vote Jan. 12, 2018
» Manufacturers meet for Workforce Symposium Jan. 12, 2018
» Industry coalition submits letter to Ocean Protection Council Jan. 12, 2018
» PRESS RELEASE: CMTA reacts to Governor's proposed 2018/19 State Budget Jan. 12, 2018

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