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Senate GOP Leader Dutton to Legislative Democrats on Jobs – ‘Do No More Harm’

We don’t typically reprint press releases, but this one contains a great sample of the kind of STUPID, JOB KILLING legislation that California Democrats are advancing through the legislature.  It is unbelievable that at a time when regulatory relief is needed, that they would simply continue to pile on more barriers to job creation… Also, remember that these bills below are just a sliver of the vast quantity of bad bills going through the legislative process…

Senate GOP Leader Dutton to Legislative Democrats on Jobs – ‘Do No More Harm’

Sacramento – Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton (Rancho Cucamonga) released the following statement today calling for Legislative Democrats to join with Republicans in voting down any legislation that will further hurt the economy:

Two weeks ago yesterday, the legislative Democrats promised to focus on job creation in the last three and half weeks of this legislative session.  There are now less than two weeks to make good on that promise.

Actions speak louder than words, so I call on my Democrat colleagues in the state Legislature to do no more harm.  Stop passing bills that kill jobs.

Senate Republicans are urging a ‘No’ vote on the following Democrat bills that will kill jobs:

Assembly Bill 22 (Mendoza-D) makes it illegal for most employers to run a credit check on current or prospective employees, unless the information in the report is “substantially job-related,” and for a managerial position.  By unreasonably restricting the ability of employers to utilize consumer credit reports when making employment-related decisions, AB 22 will be an added impediment to hiring in California.

Senate Bill 116 (De Leon-D) is a $1.3 Billion tax increase that will discourage business growth in California by increasing taxes on employers with significant investments in the state, with smaller hiring incentives and tax credits thrown in as a fig leaf.

Assembly Bill 183 (Ma-D) would prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages through self-service checkout systems. The bill is touted as an effort to reduce the under-age consumption of alcoholic beverages, but it’s a needless intrusion by state government attempting to dictate business practices.

Assembly Bill 350 (Solorio-D) forces employers who are awarded new contracts to provide certain services, such as janitorial, food cafeteria and security services, to retain the employees of the former contractor for at least 60 days. It would also force the new employer to offer continued employment unless “cause” is proven.

Assembly Bill 514 (Hernandez-D) will force schools and local governments to pay the prevailing wage to contractors hauling recyclable debris – including dirt, concrete and asphalt – away from construction projects and other job sites. This bill will change the pay rates for waste hauling that have not been factored into existing contracts schools and local governments entered into for waste hauling, costing these public agencies additional, unbudgeted money.

Assembly Bill 559 (Swanson-D) exempts many civil actions brought pursuant to any provision of the Fair Employment and Housing Act from the statute that provides discretion to judges to determine costs, if the prevailing party recovers a judgment that could have been rendered in a limited civil case, where recovered damages were under $25,000.

Assembly Bill 1062 (Dickinson-D) allows a party in arbitration to immediately appeal an order that compels arbitration if the arbitration involves a dispute over terms of a public or private collective bargaining agreement or memorandum of understanding.

Assembly Bill 1319 (Butler-D) will ban the manufacture, distribution and sale of an entire class of products designed to feed infants and young children.   Specifically, the bill outlaws food and beverage bottles and cups containing bisphenol A (BPA), a compound that’s used to soften otherwise brittle plastic products.