Michael Shaw

SB 520 proposes to pay certain ratepayer advocates through utility bill funds

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 11, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Current law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to direct electric utilities to pay what is known as ‘intervenor compensation’ to eligible parties involved in proceedings at the Commission. The funds for intervenor compensation come out of utility bills paid by residential and nonresidential ratepayers. However, while advocates claiming to represent residenti ... » More
Nicole Rice

California manufacturers should prepare for changes in overtime rules

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Aug. 11, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the 2016 Obama Administration's Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule that would raise the current salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476 and allow it to automatic increase according to the Consumer Price Index.  The RFI solicits feedback on six hotly debated questions: (1) t ... » More
Shaina Brown

Perfluorinated chemical ban bill to become two-year bill

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, Aug. 11, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, Assemblymember Ting informed CMTA that AB 958 will become a two-year bill. Originally, AB 958 banned perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) in food service packaging. The bill was later amended, striking the ban, and instead did the following: 1) added PFAS chemistries used in food contact applications to DTSC’s 2018-2020 work plan; 2) allowed Department of Toxic Substanc ... » More
Jarrell Cook

CMTA-opposed 'Broadband Internet Privacy Act' moving forward in Senate

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, Aug. 11, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On June 19th, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) amended AB 375 to enact an expansive ‘Broadband Internet Privacy Act’.  The bill is intended to be a response the FCC’s anticipated rollback of its previous net neutrality plan. The bill modifies existing law to restrict Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating within California from using, disclosin ... » More

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» California manufacturers should prepare for changes in overtime rules Aug. 11, 2017
» Perfluorinated chemical ban bill to become two-year bill Aug. 11, 2017
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