OCBC Is Currently Advocating in Opposition of Each of The Following Bills
AB24 (Nazarian) Transportation network companies: public safety requirements –This bill is essentially attempting to re-legislate the carefully crafted solution that the Legislature and the Governor passed last year. The Legislature analyzed the provisions in AB 24 and chose to reject them. This bill would do little to benefit consumers but would be extremely harmful for ride sharing companies and stifle competition.
AB357 (Chiu and Weber) Employment: work hours: Fair Scheduling Act of 2015 – Predictable Scheduling Mandate/Protected Leave of Absence. This bill imposes an unfair, one size fits all, two-week notice scheduling mandate on any entity that performs retail sales activity, and penalizes the employer with “additional pay” for making changes to the schedule with less than two weeks’ notice. Additionally it imposes an unlimited, protected leave of absence from work, as well as a broad new protected class of employees who are receiving public assistance or have a identified family member receiving such assistance.
SB3 (Leno and Leyva) Minimum wage: adjustment – Unfairly imposes an automatic $3.00 increase in minimum wage over the next two and a half years, and thereafter ties it to inflation. This will increase costs on employers of all sizes, regardless of other economic factors or costs that California employers are already struggling with to sustain and grow business.
SB32 (Pavley) California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit- This bill halts economic growth, increases costs for California businesses, and makes them less competitive by adopting further greenhouse gas emission reductions for 2030 and 2050 with no inclusion of a cost-benefit analysis.
SB122 (Jackson and Hill) California Environmental Quality Act: record of proceedings – SB 122 would require the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to implement a public database of all environmental documents and notices required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This bill would also allow a lead agency, upon request of a project applicant, to prepare the record of proceeding concurrently with the administrative process.
SB350 (De León and Leno) Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015- This bill imposes unrealistic goals and would increase the cost of business by creating regulatory burdens throughout the state. It mandates a 50 percent reduction in the use of petroleum fuel, an increase in electricity received to 50 percent from renewable sources and demand increases in energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50 percent.
SB546 (Leno) Health care coverage: rate review – This bill threatens employers with higher premiums and interferes with their ability to negotiate with health plans. It calls for unnecessarily expanding disclosure requirements for health plans and insurers in the large group market and gives the Department of Managed Health Care and the Department of Insurance authority to modify or deny rate changes in the large group market.