CMTA's inaugural MFG Maker-Breaker list bears results

By Michael Shaw

Capitol Update, Sept. 7, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Earlier this year, CMTA launched the MFG Makers and Breakers List to highlight legislation that supports (Maker) or hurts (Breaker) California manufacturing investment, technological innovation or job creation. The original lists included a combined 28 bills that represented significant positive and negative impact for California manufacturers. 

We are pleased to report a 80 percent success rate on getting MFG Makers to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Equally positive news on the MFG Breakers with only one-third of the bills passing the Legislature as priority bad bills for California manufacturers. 


28 MFG Makers and Breakers

5 MFG Makers

—  4 bills made it to Governor’s desk: 

  • AB 2596 (Cooley) California Economic Development Strategic Plan
  • AB 2632 (Santiago) Packaging and Labeling – Slack Fill
  • SB 237 (Hertzberg) Direct Access of Electricity
  • SB 1131 (Hertzberg) Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects

23 MFG Breakers

—  8 bills made it to the Governor’s desk: 

  • AB 1906 (Irwin) & SB 327 (Jackson) Internet of Things Regulation
  • AB 2107 (Reyes) Expanding New Motor Vehicle Board Authority
  • AB 2819 (Holden) UC Study of High-Tech Company Employees
  • AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Arbitration and Settlement Prohibitions
  • AB 3081 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Sexual Harassment 
  • SB 100 (De León) Renewables Portfolio Standard Program – GHG Emissions
  • SB 826 (Jackson) Gender Quotas for Board of Directors

16 Successes to Date

— 10 MFG Breakers failed passage: 

  • AB 893 (E. Garcia) Expensive Renewable Energy Mandate
  • AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) County & City Contracts for Personal Services
  • AB 1745 (Ting) Internal Combustion Engine Ban
  • AB 2069 (Bonta) Medicinal Cannabis in the Workplace
  • AB 2074 (Bonta) & AB 2995 (Carrillo) Civil Actions – Lead Based Paint
  • AB 2779 (M. Stone & Calderon) Recycling Single-Use Plastic Beverage Container Cups
  • AB 2841 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Paid Sick Leave Expansion
  • SB 168 (Wieckowski) Beverage Container Recycling
  • SB 1088 (Dodd) Utility Wildfire Management: Costs

—  4 MFG Breakers amended to get CMTA to neutral or support position:  

  • AB 2334 (Thurmond) Public Posting of Occupational Injury/Illness Reports
  • AB 3138 (Muratsuchi) Increased Civil Liability for Hazardous Materials
  • AB 3232 (Friedman) Building Greenhouse Gas Emission Limit
  • SB 1249 (Galgiani) Cosmetics Animal Testing

— 1 MFG Maker included in the 2018-19 Budget: 

  • AB 1743 (O’Donnell) CTE Incentive Grant

The summaries for these bills can be found here.

Governor Brown has until September 30th to take action on the remaining bills on his desk, so the work of your CMTA lobbying team is not done. We will continue to provide updates on the MFG Maker and Breaker List as the Governor signs or vetoes the remaining bills. 


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