Theresa Harvey, President & CEO
State Legislators are now returning from their summer break with only a month before the Legislature begins its final recess on August 31. The Governor then has until September 30 to sign or veto bills passed. Bills signed by the Governor become law on January 1, 2015, with the exception of urgency and budget-related measures which go into effect immediately upon being signed. Among the bills currently awaiting action by the Governor are the following which will impact businesses in California.
Fullerton Chamber of Commerce has joined CalChamber in advocacy efforts in support of these pieces of business friendly legislation.
SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) Small Employer Coverage- Helps small employers control their health care costs by allowing them to extend their pre-ACA health care policies through December 31, 2015.
AB 326 (Morrell) Email Reporting – Facilitates ease of compliance for employers by allowing email or telephone reporting when a work-related hospitalization or fatality has occurred that is subject to immediate reporting to Cal/OSHA.
AB 2389 (Fox) Creates a More Competitive Tax Environment – Encourages new aerospace projects to locate in California by creating a targeted tax incentive tied to the creation of new aerospace manufacturing jobs in the state.
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Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce