Five CalChamber-Supported Job Creators Move to Senate and Assembly Floors

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Five California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bills have advanced to the Senate and Assembly floors following the May 25 deadline to pass the appropriations committees.

The following job creator bills that are awaiting action this week by the full Senate or Assembly:

  • AB 1734 (Calderon; D-Whittier) Extension of Film Tax Credits —  Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California. Assembly Floor.
  • AB 1743 (O’Donnell; D-Long Beach) Career Technical Education — Reauthorizes and provides appropriations for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program, which provides students with necessary training and education to prepare them for a variety of career options. Assembly Floor
  • SB 951 (Mitchell; D-Los Angeles) Extension of Film Tax Credits —  Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California companies that supply productions with goods and services. Senate Floor.
  • SB 1243 (Portantino; D-La Cañada Flintridge) Career Training Education — Establishes the California State Pathways in Technology (CA P-TECH) program, to encourage and assist selected schools, in a public-private partnership, to prepare students for high-skilled, high-demand jobs in technology, manufacturing, health care and finance. Senate Floor

Second House

A fifth job creator bill, CalChamber-sponsored AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) is already in the Senate.

The bill will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California.

AB 2770 protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat of a defamation lawsuit when responding to a reference check.

The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 12.

Action Needed

The CalChamber is encouraging businesses to contact their Assembly and Senate representatives to urge them to vote “aye” on these job creators.

Source: CalChamber

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