The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new “job killer” bill—AB 1330 (J. A. Pérez; D-Los Angeles)—created through a controversial technique called “gut and amend,” on September 6, just one week before the scheduled end of the legislative year on September 13.
AB 1330 is waiting a vote by the full Senate. Contact your senator and urge a “no” vote on AB 1330.
AB 1330 establishes the Green Zone Trust Fund, which will be funded by civil and criminal fines and penalties exacted on facilities located within Environmental Justice (EJ) communities regardless of any causal relationship between a facility’s conduct and the factors that led to the community’s characterization as an EJ Community. While well intended, AB 1330 will have serious unintended consequences for the very communities it seeks to help by discouraging private investment in those communities through use of geographically targeted penalties.
This is a very significant measure and there is no compelling event or circumstance that requires it to be adopted in 2013. AB 1330 would benefit from greater public input through the 2014 session, allowing stakeholders and legislators adequate time to identify problems and craft solutions. The CalChamber and a large coalition have urged the …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce