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  • #3 Energy and Environment : California Small Business Association
    Small Business Day Programs Honor Roll 2014 Honor Roll 2015 Honor Roll 2013 Honor Roll 2012 Honor Roll 2011 Honor Roll 2010 Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 3 Energy and Environment CSBA supports clean air renewable energy and clean water Our concern is with the disproportionate impact these environmental issues are having on small businesses in California Energy and water costs are of major concern to small business owners We will continue to monitor the implementation and work with all parties for maximum results Diane Anderson Co Chair Email Cindy Cleghorn Co Chair Email Bill Summaries SB 32 AB 645 Statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits to be equivalent of 80 below 1990 by 2050 Oppose SB 350 Clean energy and pollution reduction act of 2015 setting renewable standards relating to energy Oppose AB 21 Requires setting of specific targets for emission and a scoping plan by 2018 Support AB 543 AB 1252 AB 1324 Sets requirements

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/energy-environment/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #4 Taxes, Budget & Pension Reform : California Small Business Association
    Advisory Councils California Small Business Day Programs Honor Roll 2014 Honor Roll 2015 Honor Roll 2013 Honor Roll 2012 Honor Roll 2011 Honor Roll 2010 Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 4 Taxes Budget Pension Reform CSBA supports a balanced state budget including budget reform without an increase in taxes Target areas are any increases in the cost of doing business in California including unemployment tax and corporate franchise tax We support the elimination of the minimum corporate franchise tax in non profitable years and a carryover of net operating losses to conform to federal tax laws The small business community is greatly concerned about the runaway public pension costs at the local state and federal level We support reforms that live within our means educating and informing employers and employees Wayne Adelstein Co Chair email Tony Roberts Co Chair email Bill Summaries SB 8 Tax Reform Bill Spot bill Watch SB 684 Increases corporate taxes and

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/tax-and-budget-and-pension-reform/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #6 Access to Credit and Capital : California Small Business Association
    2011 Honor Roll 2010 Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 6 Access to Credit and Capital CSBA calls on the State of California to support existing state chartered Financial Development Corporations and support new alternative loan and equity intermediary institutions to channel more capital to small businesses CSBA urges the State to support the use of public and private pension funds as investments in small business ventures Bill Summaries AB 2274 This bill would require changes to the regulations of credit unions and governing board of directors Support SB 936 This bill would reduce the required reserve to 10 indefinitely and would make conforming changes with respect to related statements of legislative intent Support SB 971 Spot Bill This bill would enact the First Validating Act of 2016 which would validate the organization boundaries acts proceedings and bonds of the state and counties cities and specified districts agencies and entities Watch SB 972 Spot Bill This bill

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/access-to-credit-and-capital/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #5 Labor and Employment Issues : California Small Business Association
    Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 5 Labor and Employment Issues CSBA calls for parity in balancing labor issues between the needs of the employee and the employer Targeted issues are independent contractor rules and definitions living prevailing and minimum wages flex work plans including 40 hr overtime unemployment insurance increase and workplace issues of frivolous lawsuits and punitive employer laws Mandated employee benefits are detrimental to job creation The need for reliable and easy to understand information on the Affordable Care Act SHOP program is critically needed Lauraine Bifulco Chair email Bill Summaries SB 406 Will extend job protected leave to more California workers when they need to take time off to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with a new child Oppose SB 3 Minimum Wage adjustment Bill would increase the minimum wage on and after January 1 2016 to not less than 11 per hour and on and after July 1 2017 to not less than 13 per hour Oppose AB 15 Bill originally called for living wage for all It is no longer a small business bill as gutted and rewritten Oppose originally and now No Position AB 669 Original bill set a minimum wage of 9 for tipped employees but has been gutted and no longer a small business bill Original Support and now No Position AB 1038 Would permit an individual nonexempt employee to request an employee selected flexible work schedule providing for workdays up to 10 hours per day within a 40 hour workweek and would allow an employer to implement this schedule without the obligation to pay overtime compensation Support

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/labor-issues/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #7 Workforce Skills and Education : California Small Business Association
    2013 Honor Roll 2012 Honor Roll 2011 Honor Roll 2010 Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 7 Workforce Skills and Education The workforce training and education systems do not sufficiently provide learning opportunities to produce graduates with basic skills and future career advancement This contributes to the 20 illiteracy rate among the American labor force California s 5 training tax is not proportionately distributed to small business thus creating greater burdens on small business owners to train their employees Career Technical Education must be given equal emphasis in grades K 12 Bill Summaries SB 342 Requires the California Workforce Investment Board to assist individuals with barriers to employment achieve economic security and upward mobility by implementing policies that encourage the attainment of marketable skills relevant to current labor market trends Support AB 1093 Revises criteria for grant program of workforce training Support AB 770 Community colleges Basic skills innovation program establish a financial grant and professional development

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/workforce-skills-and-education/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #8 Healthcare : California Small Business Association
    Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 8 Healthcare CSBA supports innovative plans that are designed to make affordable quality health care available to small business employers their employees and dependents We oppose government mandated health care initiatives that place undue burden on small business owners CSBA is committed to working to find solutions for our broken health care system and educating and informing employers and employees Colleen King Chair email Bill Summaries AB 1425 Bill would prohibit a health care service plan or health insurer from prohibiting the pairing of a specific health coverage product issued by a plan or insurer to a small employer with a health reimbursement arrangement or other employer sponsored method for reimbursing employees for all or part of their deductibles copayments or other out of pocket medical expenses under the plan contract or policy Support AB 463 Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency Act of 2015 would provide cost transparency Watch SB 4 Bill would

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/healthcare/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #8 Procurement and Infrastructure : California Small Business Association
    California Small Business Day Programs Honor Roll 2014 Honor Roll 2015 Honor Roll 2013 Honor Roll 2012 Honor Roll 2011 Honor Roll 2010 Buy California Small Business First 240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 8 Procurement and Infrastructure Small business needs a level playing field when it comes to competing for state and local procurement dollars This isn t about a handout for small businesses or even a hand up it is about transparency account ability and competition TAC for state taxpayer dollars and ultimately California job creation All future criteria must provide TAC parity and compliance with the Governor s Executive Order for all small businesses Jerry Bircher Chair email Leland Fishman Co Chair email Bill Summaries AB 1208 This bill was changed so no longer a small biz bill No Position AB 351 Puts annual goal of 25 to small business in statue Support AB 785 Would create a statewide small business certification system at all levels Support AB 1125

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/procurement-and-infrastructure/ (2016-04-26)
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  • #9 Technology and Telecom : California Small Business Association
    240 Club AB 32 Small Business Coalition Small Business Education Foundation Information and Resources Contacting Sacramento Constitutional Officers State Departments Senate and Assembly Contacting Washington D C Small Business Legislative Toolkit Blueprint for Legislative Action Plan Guide to Citizen Lobbying Other Websites Contact CSBA 9 Technology and Telecom Small businesses need access to affordable technology services and training to compete in both local and global markets This committee will partner with California Small Business Education Foundation on educational events to assist small businesses in crossing the digital divide Abdi Ahmed Chair email Frank Montes Co Chair email Bill Summaries AB 32 Increases fines for computer crimes Support AB 195 Expands provisions to make it a crime for a person to solicit another to commit or join in the commission of the access crimes related to computer services and systems Support AB 14 Unmanned aircraft systems task force Bill would create the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force comprised of 10 members Support AB 761 No longer small biz as regarding advertising online for residential rentals No Position AB 964 Would define encrypted for purpose of civil law privacy in the field of information technology Watch AB 1172 Would continue in existence

    Original URL path: http://www.csba.com/advocacy/issues/technology-and-telecom/ (2016-04-26)
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