California Government Affairs
Tahoe Chamber focuses particular attention on Tahoe specific legislation at the State Capitol in Sacramento. During the 2016 session, Tahoe Chamber advocated in support of Assembly Bill 1658. At the request of the Happy Homestead Cemetery District in South Lake Tahoe, this legislation was sponsored by our California Assemblyman, Frank Bigelow (R-District 5), and co-sponsored by our State Senator, Ted Gaines (R-First District). It authorizes Happy Homestead to inter residents of specific Nevada communities if specified conditions are met. The specified Nevada communities are Stateline, Kingsbury, Zephyr Cove, Round Hill, Elk Point, Skyland, Cave Rock, and Glenbrook. AB-1658 received its final legislative approval on August 30 and was subsequently signed into law by Governor Brown.
June 21, 2016 | Withdraws Opposition to AB 1696
Tahoe Chamber has withdrawn our opposition to AB 1676. We now have NO POSITION on this bill.
June 15, 2016 | Tahoe Chamber Supports SB 985 As A Job Creator
Tahoe Chamber is pleased to SUPPORT your SB 985 (Berryhill), which has been labeled a JOB CREATOR, that seeks to eliminate the burdensome alternative workweek election process and allow the employee the opportunity to request a four, ten-hour day workweek schedule that will address the needs of both the employer and employee.
May 31, 2016 | Chamber Opposes AB 1676
Tahoe Chamber respectfully OPPOSES AB 1676 (Campos), as introduced January 19, 2016, as it may limit job opportunities for those who are less qualified, will potentially reduce applicant wages, and will expose employers to unnecessary litigation. Additionally, an almost identical bill was just vetoed last year by the Governor.
May 11, 2016 | SB 269 Signed Into Law
Senator Richard D. Roth’s (DRiverside) bipartisan measure to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by Governor Jerry Brown. With the Governor’s signature today, this new law takes effect immediately.
May 10, 2016 | Chamber Supports AB 2664 As A Job Creator
Tahoe Chamber is pleased to SUPPORT AB 2664 (Irwin), has been labeled as a JOB CREATOR by the California Chamber of Commerce. AB 2664 will create economic development by expanding the capacity of the University of California (UC) and Berkeley National Laboratory innovation and entrepreneurship centers.
April 29, 2016 | Tahoe Chamber Requests Support For SB 269
The Tahoe Chamber respectfully REQUESTS your SIGNATURE on SB 269 (Roth), which has been labeled a JOB CREATOR. SB 269 is a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled to ensure their access to all public accommodations, while limiting the number of frivolous lawsuits threatened or filed against businesses that do not improve accessibility.
April 29, 2016 | Tahoe Chamber Supports AB 1948
The California Chamber of Commerce and the organizations listed above are pleased to SUPPORT AB 1948 (Wagner), as amended on March 28, 2016, which has been labeled a JOB CREATOR, as it will reduce unnecessary litigation for layers of penalties and costly attorney’s fees even after the employee has already been made whole for an alleged failure to provide a meal or rest or recovery period.
April 28, 2016 | Tahoe Chamber Opposes AB 1727
The Tahoe Chamber has identified AB 1727 as a JOB KILLER, as it will stifle innovation, create higher prices and costly litigation for consumers, jeopardize the use of independent contractors in almost every industry, and create uncertainty for years in California until the courts can resolve the legal debate of whether allowing independent contractors to set prices is lawful conduct.
April 24, 2016 | SB 269 (Roth's Bill) Headed To Governor's Office
Senator Richard D. Roth’s (DRiverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by the State Senate on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 380. Senate Bill 269 is a modified version of last year’s Senate Bill 251, which was also authored by Senator Roth but vetoed by the Governor. SB 269 removes the tax credit that was the focus of the Governor’s veto, reduces the employee ceiling for qualifying businesses from 100 to 50 employees, and makes other clarifying changes.
January 8, 2016 | Tahoe Chamber Opposes AB 688
Tahoe Chamber Opposes AB 688, which creates a conflict with the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), and the Paid Family Leave program (PFL), by eliminating an employer’s right to have employees utilize accrued, but unused, paid time off before receiving wage replacement benefits under PFL.