The final stretch

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 22, 2019 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Legislature came back last week from a month long Summer break and wasted no time getting back to work. Both Senate and Assembly fiscal committees continued to meet, dispensing with bills that have little to no fiscal impact to the state and remitting bills that have “significant” costs (defined as a fiscal year cost of more than $150,000 for the Assembly or $50,000 or more for the Senate) to what Sacramento calls the “Suspense File” for further consideration.

Key CMTA bills that went to the Suspense File last week include:

  • AB 5 (Gonzalez) – to codify provisions of Dynamex decision
  • AB 51 (Gonzalez) – to ban use of pre-dispute employment arbitration agreements – MFG BREAKER
  • AB 792 (Ting) – to create recycled content and labeling requirements
  • AB 1066 (Gonzalez) – to provide unemployment insurance benefits to striking employees
  • AB 1583 (Eggman) – to extend the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) program – MFG MAKER
  • SB 142 (Weiner) – to impose restrictive mandates re lactation workspaces
  • SB 171 (Jackson) – to require reporting of pay data

CMTA will learn the fate of these and other Suspense items at the end of August and discover what, if any amendments were adopted. The Houses will then begin the task of dispensing with the over 2000 bills remaining on their respective Floors in order to meet the Friday, September 13th deadline of sending measures to Governor Newsom for consideration.

Stay tuned for updates from CMTA’s priority bill list and ways that you can help us finish strong for CA manufacturers!

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