C-Me Promotions & Embroidery
17198 Yuma Road #C, Victorville CA 92395
In a effort to have information for our members to review regarding local, state and national issues we have developed this page as a resource for our businesses. The Governmental Affairs Committee meets jointly with the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce Legislation Action Committee on the last Tuesday of each month, 8 am at Spring Valley Lake Country Club. Below you will find updates from various sources and short descriptions of the legislation. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Shannon Shannon 760.220.6590.
Updates From Our Elected Officials
Inland Empire Chamber Alliance
Voted to Support:
AB 1366 (Gonzalez),As Amended March 25, 2019, which would extend indefinitely the prohibition upon the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) or any other state department, agency, commission, or political subdivision of the state from regulating, or having the effect of regulating, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) unless authorized by the federal law and expressly authorized by statute. It would also exempt from the prohibition the commission’s authority relative to the safety of those lines and facilities.
Voted to Oppose:
AB 138 (Bloom),As Amended, March 25, 2019, which would impose on every distributor a $0.02 per ounce tax on sugary drinks that contains caloric sweeteners for the privilege of distributing bottled sugary drinks and concentrate in the state.
AB 764 (Bonta),As Amended, March 21, 2019, which would prohibit a beverage company from giving or offering incentives to compensate distributors or retailers for the cost of promotional offers to consumers for branded products of the beverage company and impose a penalty for a violation.
AB 765 (Wicks),As Amended, April 10, 2019, which would, effective July 1, 2020, would prohibit sweetened beverages from being sold within 6 feet of checkout areas and impose a penalty for a violation.
AB 766 (Chiu),As Amended, April 2, 2019, which would prohibit a retailer from selling or otherwise providing to a consumer an unsealed beverage container that is able to contain more than 16 fluid ounces and impose a penalty for a violation.
SB 347 (Monning),As Introduced, February 19, 2019, which would, beginning in July 1, 2020, prohibit the sale of a sugar-sweetened beverage in a sealed beverage container unless it bears the following safety warning. “STATE OF CALIFORNIA SAFETY WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) may contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay” and impose a penalty for a violation.
AB 161 (Ting),As Amended April 2, 2019, which would, beginning January 1, 2022, prohibits stores from providing paper receipts to consumers except upon request.
AB 40 (Ting),As Introduced December 3, 2018, which would require, no later than January 1, 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure that the sales of new motor vehicles and new light-duty trucks in the state have transitioned fully to zero-emission vehicles, as defined, by 2040.
SB 246 (Wieckowski),As Introduced February 11, 2019, which would impose a severance tax on oil and natural gas production of 10% of the average price per barrel of oil or unit of gas.
County Supervisor Lovingood:
California Small Business Association - PRIORITY BILLS FOR 2019
#1 Tax and Budget including Pension Reform
SB 349/AB 250 Support Sliding Scale for Min. Franchise Tax (Sponsor)
AB 186 Support Income tax credit – Apprentices
AB 1296 Support Tax Recovery in the Underground Economy
AB 1726 Support California Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Proposition Oppose Close Prop 13 Corporate Loop Hole (Split Roll )
#2 Regulation & Paperwork & Tort Reform
AB 23 Support Deputy of Business & Workforce Coordination
AB 161 Oppose Proof of Purchase by electronic form only
SB 692 Oppose Tightens Prop 65
SB 58 Support Alcohol Hours of Sale Pilot
#3 Labor & Employee Benefits
AB 5 Oppose Codifies Independent Contractor (Dynamex decision)
AB 71 Support Reverses Dynamex decision
AB 196 SB 135 Oppose expands Paid Family Leave time
AB 555 Oppose Expands paid sick leave to 40 hours
AB 1224 Oppose updated unpaid medical leave of 12 weeks
AB 1812 Oppose – Unemployment Insurance Penalties
#4 Workers Comp Reform, Health & Liability Insurance
(Issue Committee meets 4-12-19)
#5 Energy, Environment & Water
AB 161 Oppose Solid Waste Proof of Purchase by Electronic Form only
AB 470 Oppose California Green Business Program
AB 827 Watch Solid Waste; commercial & organiz ; recycling bins
SB 70, SB 584 Watch undergrounding of electrical distribution system
AB 218 Watch Safe drinking water for all
ACA 3 Watch – Clean Water for all Act
#6 Workforce Skills & Education
AB 23 Support if amended Deputy of Business & Workforce Coordination
AB 30, SB 586 Watch College & Career Access Pathways Partnership
AB 1303 support CA Career Technical Ed Incentive Grant Program: Strong Workforce Program
AB 1726 Support California Work Opportunity Tax Credit
#7 Access to Credit & Capital
AB 474 Support Capital Access Loan Program Small business
AB 539 Support CA Financing Laws – charges for consumer loans
SB 528 Oppose CA Infrastructure & Economic Dev. Bank
AB 1808 Support –Small Business Contracting Advocate
SB 588 Support - Public Contracts – Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program
#9 Technology & Telecommunications
CCPA California Privacy Act needs amendments to protect small business
AB 20 Support California Computer Science Coordinator
AB 1132 Support Caller Identification Fraud
AB 1806 Watch GoBiz Information Technology