2019 legislation impacting CA manufacturers

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 28, 2019 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In CMTA's last Capitol Update, you heard about our exciting sponsor bills, and proactive efforts on behalf of California’s manufacturers. CMTA's policy advocates are hard at work on those bills, educating Legislators and Committee staff on the importance of the proposals to give CMTA the best possible chance at success. Our efforts of course don't stop there.

Though we are early in this legislative session, CMTA has already engaged on a number of issues important to manufacturers. Check out the following measures where CMTA has made their potential impact on our industry clear to policy makers, and please contact our Government Relations Team for any help or questions:

AB 161 (Ting D)  Solid waste: paper waste: electronic proofs of purchase. -- Would require, on and after January 1, 2022, a point-of-sale proof of purchase for the retail sale of food, alcohol, or other tangible personal property, or for the provision of services to be provided only in electronic form. The third violation of this provision would be punishable by a civil penalty of $25 for each day the business is in violation, but not to exceed an annual total of $300.

AB 170 (Gonzalez D)   Employment: sexual harassment: liability. -- Would require a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for harassment for all workers supplied by that labor contractor.

AB 495 (Muratsuchi D)   Cosmetics: safety. -- This bill would additionally prescribe that a cosmetic is adulterated and in violation of the Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law if it contains asbestos, lead, or any of several specified intentionally added ingredients.

AB 628 (Bonta D)  Employment: victims of sexual harassment: protections. -- Would prohibit an employer with 25 or more employees from discharging, retaliating or discriminating against an employee who is a victim of sexual harassment. The bill would also extend these employment protections to family members, as defined, of the victims for taking time off from work to provide assistance to the victims when seeking relief or obtaining services and counseling, as specified.

SB 43 (Allen D)  Carbon taxes. -- Would require the State Air Resources Board, in consultation with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, to submit a report to the Legislature on the results of a study to propose and determine the feasibility and practicality of replacing the sales and use tax with a tax products based on the carbon intensity of the product.

SB 162 (Galgiani D)   California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority: sales and use taxes: exclusions. – Would extend the CAEATFA program to January 1, 2030.

SB 347 (Monning D)   Sugar-sweetened beverages: safety warnings. -- Would establish the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which would prohibit a person from distributing, selling, or offering for sale a sugar-sweetened beverage in California without a safety warning regarding the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay.

SB 392 (Allen D)  Hazardous materials: green chemistry: consumer products. -- Authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control, in lieu of requiring the analysis of alternatives, to instead rely on all or part of one or more publicly available analyses of alternatives to the chemical of concern in a priority product under consideration, in existence at the time of consideration, and to proceed directly to a regulatory response, as provided.

Remember too, we need your help in sending messages to legislators on the many bills impacting manufacturing. You can text "mfgchamp" to 916-571-9360 right now, and we'll send you text alerts at the right time in the legislative season to help put California manufacturing at the forefront in the State Capitol when it counts most.

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