Executive Director CTN Magazine
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 10:14
Going on 20-months and still no decision.
CalChamber’s Final Tally on Job Killer Bills:
Governor Vetoes Two; Signs Two into Law
Gov. Brown concluded his work on legislation over the last weekend in September, vetoing two more CalChamber member-opposed “job killer” bills in addition to signing two job killer bills into law. A total of four job killers ultimately made it to the Governor’s desk from the 32 that were identified for 2012.
Job killer bills vetoed on the last day:
AB 1186 (Skinner; D-Berkeley)
would have increased energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses by allocating funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to cost-effectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32. The bill would have directed 10% of the Investor Owned Utility (IOU) auction revenue proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program toward public school energy efficiency projects.
AB 2346 (Butler; D-Los Angeles)
could have increased the price of food and forced growers to move their crop production to other states and countries, thereby hurting California exports, by creating unprecedented and excessive consequences for perceived and actual violations of heat illness prevention regulations.
And the Governor signed these two job killers to appease two of the lefts major contributor’s – environmentalists and trial attorneys – everything that is bad about this state:
AB 1532 (John A. Pérez; D-Los Angeles)/ SB 535 (De León; D-Los Angeles) Illegal Tax Increase –
Increases energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses by allocating funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to cost-effectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32.
AB 278 (Eng; D-Monterey Park)/ SB 900 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Impedes Economic Recovery –
Establishes a private right of action that could result in costly litigation which could discourage investment in California’s housing market and make capital more expensive for consumers while creating procedural traps to impede the foreclosure process and delay lenders’ ability to recover collateral legitimately in foreclosure. AB 278 Signed – Chapter 86; SB 900 Signed – Chapter 87, Statutes of 2012.