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10 10, 2019

State Legislation Report: 2019 in Review

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

ACP/HLB BUDGET REQUEST  The CDFA Budget Change Proposal (BCP) was approved by both houses and included in the budget.  The BCP is for $2.5 million in additional ongoing appropriations from the General Fund and 65 positions to establish a dedicated citrus division within CDFA was approved by both the Assembly and Senate Budget subcommittees as [...]

10 10, 2019

CCM Urges Congress to Pass USCMA

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

California Citrus Mutual is part of a broad coalition that is urging Congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).  USMCA is widely seen as an improvement over NAFTA and its ratification by Congress will help create California jobs and spur economic growth while also strengthening protections for workers and the environment.  According to Trade [...]

10 10, 2019

New 2020 Requirements for Reporting Injuries

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Labor, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

Updated requirements for reporting injuries to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) have been announced.  Employers will need to be ready to comply by January 1, 2020. Starting on January 1st employers will be able to use an online reporting portal.  Emails will no longer be an acceptable form of reporting incidents [...]

10 10, 2019

AB 5 (Gonzalez): Worker status: employees and independent contractors

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

CCM has recently received a number of questions from growers and packers regarding AB 5. AB 5 was signed into law by Governor Newsom and becomes effective on January 1, 2020.  The law states that any worker is an employee unless the hiring entity can demonstrate that the worker is an independent contractor.   Below is [...]

3 10, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom Vetoes SB1

By | October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

On Friday, September 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. “While I disagree about the efficacy and necessity of Senate Bill 1, I look forward to working with the Legislature in our shared fight against [...]

19 09, 2019

Governor Newsom Commits to Vetoing SB 1

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Water|0 Comments

On the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session, California legislators passed Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the California Environmental, Public Health, and Workers Defense Act authored by Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins. Shortly thereafter, Governor Newsom indicated he will veto the measure, stating “I fully support the principles behind SB 1. It does not, [...]

19 09, 2019

Governor Signs AB 5 Creating New ABC Test for Independent Contractors

By | September 19th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

In the last week of the 2019 Legislative session, lawmakers passed a monumental piece of legislation that will have significant implications to California businesses who utilize independent contractors. AB 5 by Assembly Member Gonzalez codifies into law the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex v. Supreme Court that a person providing labor or services is [...]

12 09, 2019

Joint coalition statement regarding SB 559

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

SB 559 Fails This Year, Resulting in Potential Delays on Critical Water Project   Link to Statement The 2019 legislative deadline has passed without a successful resolution for work needed to restore conveyance capacity on the Friant-Kern Canal. Both Senate Bill (SB) 559, which was a legislative measure introduced by State Senator Melissa Hurtado to [...]

12 09, 2019

CA Legislative Update – We’re in the Home Stretch

By | September 12th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations|0 Comments

As the final week of the 2019 Legislative session draws to a close, there are a number of significant bills that remain outstanding. SB 1 (Atkins): Environmental Protections We want to thank each of our members who made phone calls and wrote letters to their representatives on SB 1.  Your engagement is valuable! After many [...]

29 08, 2019

Legislation Update – With three weeks left in Session, the Legislature will tackle the year’s most controversial issues

By | August 29th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|0 Comments

Over 600 bills are up for consideration on Friday as the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees tackles an expansive list of proposals that are currently parked on their suspense files.  The suspense file is a de facto holding pen for all bills that have a fiscal impact on the State greater than $150,000.  Those bills [...]