Jarrell Cook

Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee to Hear Bills to Modernize California’s Regulatory and Technology Systems

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, April 20, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA is supporting three modernizing measures set to be heard on April 25th at 9:30 am by the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, chaired by Assembly Member Susan Talamantes-Eggman. AB 2971 (Calderon-D, Whittier) would require state agencies to review their regulations and identify any that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out-of-date, issue a report ... » More

Legislative Paint Package would Exacerbate Public Nuisance Ruling, Impose Incredible Liability and Set Concerning Precedent

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, April 20, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On the heels of a ruling by the courts last fall that interior lead-based paint is a public nuisance, an initiative was filed – the Safe Homes and School Act – to, among other provisions, override the public nuisance designation for lead-based paint in California. Of note, deeming lead-based paint a public nuisance has a host of incredibly problematic implications. Specifically, ... » More
Nicole Rice

Court rules past salary history no longer defensible factor

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 13, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed its own precedent and ruled that prior salary history is no longer a legitimate factor to explain pay disparities between men and women performing similar work. Granting en banc review of last year's Rizo v Yovino that upheld the decades-old law that prior salary history is a "factor other than sex" that an employer may re ... » More
Michael Shaw

Assembly bill proposes new GHG emissions cap for buildings with stealth electrification mandate

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 13, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

AB 3232 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman establishes yet another greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limit and mandate to reduce emissions on top of existing limits already imposed on the California economy. The underlying goal of the bill is to reduce the use of natural gas as an affordable, accessible energy source in the state. By imposing a new GHG emission limit that forces a move away fr ... » More

More Recent Capitol Updates


» Legislative Paint Package would Exacerbate Public Nuisance Ruling, Impose Incredible Liability and Set Concerning Precedent April 20, 2018
» Court rules past salary history no longer defensible factor April 13, 2018
» Assembly bill proposes new GHG emissions cap for buildings with stealth electrification mandate April 13, 2018
» Bill would reduce standing requirements for data breach lawsuits April 13, 2018
» Ocean Protection Council to consider adopting ocean litter strategy April 13, 2018
» Department of Industrial Relations head unexpectedly retires after 34 years of service April 13, 2018

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