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Final outcome of the Governor's pen

By Michael Shaw, VP, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Oct. 8, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

September 30th marked the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown’s final signing period where he had to decide the fate of hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature in August. Shortly after his office released the final update, Brown tweeted: "16 years — and nearly 20,000 bills — later, the desk is clear. #Eureka." In 2018, he signed 1,016 bills total a ... » More

Governor vetoes unnecessary reporting expansion

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Oct. 1, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2963 that would have required the Department of Public Health (DPH) to report employee blood lead levels above a certain threshold to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly known as Cal/OSHA) who in turn is instructed to investigate and possibly take enforcement action against the employer within three working days. CMTA and oth ... » More

SWRCB adopts FY 18-19 Water Quality Fees

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Oct. 1, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

At its meeting last Thursday, September 20ththe State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved adoption of emergency regulations that adjust waste discharge permit fees to conform to the revenue levels set forth in the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19. The proposed emergency regulations adjusted fees for some waste discharge permit holders for FY 2018-19 ... » More

Governor signs plastic straw 'by request' legislation

By Dawn Koepke

Capitol Update, Oct. 1, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Last week, Governor Brown took action on several environmental quality bills, including AB 1884 by Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-City of Industry), which prohibits dine-in restaurants from automatically providing single-use plastic straws when serving beverages to their customers. The bill is set to take effect in 2019 and is part of a greater effort to reduce the use of plasti ... » More
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