Jarrell Cook

Bill would rollback regulatory transparency and oversight for Cal/OSHA

By Jarrell Cook, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, April 21, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

SB 772 by Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) is scheduled for hearing by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee at 9:30 am on April 26. The bill would exempt the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH, otherwise known as Cal/OSHA) from performing the Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment on regulations with an expected estimated impact of $50 million or more ... » More
Shaina Brown

Required warning on food dyes dies

By Shaina Brown, Policy Director

Capitol Update, April 21, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, SB 504 (Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont) was amended to become a study bill on the risks to children who consume synthetic food dyes. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessments is to review scientific literature on the issues. A previous version of the bill required that foods with synthetic food dyes be labeled with a warning about the effects of food dyes ... » More
Nicole Rice

Addressing teacher shortages

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 21, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Legislature has introduced various proposals to address the increased need for teachers in key subject-matters like math and science. The latest proposal will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, April 26th, to allow non-credentialed yet experienced individuals to teach in the classroom when the need has been declared urgent by the Governor. CMTA suppor ... » More
Michael Shaw

Opportunity to sign on to support the extension of the sales tax for manufacturing and R&D equipment

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, April 7, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

One of the top issues on CMTA’s 2017 Grow Manufacturing Agenda is extension of the Sales & Use Tax Exemption (STE) for Manufacturing and Research & Development equipment. We are cosponsoring a pair of bills, SB 600 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) and AB 600 Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) to extend and improve these equipment purchases to enhance th ... » More

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