Nicole Rice

Parental leave bill stumbles in Assembly labor committee

By Nicole Rice, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, June 24, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

In an unexpected turn of events this week, the maternity/paternity leave bill stalled in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, where it should have enjoyed an easy approval along partisan lines. Three of the five Democrat committee members, including Chairman Roger Hernandez, declined to cast a vote for the measure, with the remaining two supporting it. The Republican vote was split wi ... » More
Anthony Molina

Key manufacturing drone bill stalls in Assembly privacy committee

By Anthony Molina, Associate Policy Director

Capitol Update, June 24, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On Tuesday, June 21st, the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee voted down a “Key Manufacturing Vote” bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would have created the first State Remote Piloted Aircraft Act. SB 868 would have established conditions for operating remote piloted aircrafts, including the procurement of liability insurance. It al ... » More
Gino DiCaro

Fed Update: $70 million for MFG technology advancement institute in L.A.

By Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications

Capitol Update, June 23, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

President Obama announced this week that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) -- a consortium co-founded by UCLA including more than 200 academics and business leaders nationwide -- has been awarded $70 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new manufacturing institute headquarters in Los Angeles. The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SMII) in L.A. wi ... » More
Michael Shaw

Senate committee passes bill to expose utility customer data

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, June 17, 2016 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed AB 1520 last week, a bill that will expose the usage data of commercial, industrial and institutional customers of municipal utilities, like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to requests for information from the public or newspaper reporters. In light of the ongoing drought, proponents of the bill claim that this is necessary to ensure th ... » More

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» Key manufacturing drone bill stalls in Assembly privacy committee June 24, 2016
» Fed Update: $70 million for MFG technology advancement institute in L.A. June 23, 2016
» Senate committee passes bill to expose utility customer data June 17, 2016
» State Approves Strong Workforce Program to Increase CTE Access at Community Colleges June 17, 2016
» Life of a plastic bottle – recycled content June 16, 2016
» Assembly Transportation & Ports Committees to Hold Joint Hearing Next Week June 16, 2016

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