Michael Shaw

Major climate change legislation fails to address industry concerns, but passes Legislature

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 26, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this week, the Legislature voted to pass SB 32 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and AB 197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) to impose new, more stringent mandates to reduce greenhouse gas emissions primarily targeting industry and transportation. The bills head to the Governor who has already announced he will sign them. The new mandate resulting from the t ... » More
Nicole Rice

Indoor heat illness regulation mandate heads to Governor

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 26, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 1167 (Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia) passed its final legislative hurdle today and is now headed to the Governor for consideration. The bill instructs the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (also known as Cal/OSHA) to develop a heat illness and injury standard for indoor workers by January 1, 2019. The measure passed the State Senate today on nearly a partisan vote. CMTA has oppos ... » More
Mike Rogge

New version of CalEnviroScreen to be unveiled

By Mike Rogge, Policy Director - Environmental Quality

Capitol Update, Aug. 26, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will hold a series of public workshops and webinars on an updated draft version of CalEnviroScreen, deemed CalEnviroScreen 3.0. CalEnviroScreen 2.0 was released in October 2014. There is no information at the present time on what is being modified or added. CalEnviroScreen uses environmental, health, and socioeconom ... » More
Anthony Molina

Transportation funding package bills ABx1 26 & SBx1 1 introduced

By Anthony Molina, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Aug. 26, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Assembly Transportation Committee Chair, Jim Frazier (D-Fairfield) and Senate Transportation Committee Char, Jim Beall (D-San Jose) have introduced their Transportation Funding Package bills in each of their respective house’s – the bill numbers are ABX1 26  and SBX1 1 – identical bills. They were introduced as Special Session measures to ensure that if a vote ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Indoor heat illness regulation mandate heads to Governor Aug. 26, 2016
» New version of CalEnviroScreen to be unveiled Aug. 26, 2016
» Transportation funding package bills ABx1 26 & SBx1 1 introduced Aug. 26, 2016
» Transportation funding package in the works Aug. 19, 2016
» CMTA/IEA Environmental Conference - Register Today! Aug. 19, 2016

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