CAL CHAMBER CONFERENCE CALL RECAP FOR MAY 13, 2010
AB 2727 (Bradford)
New Liability for Hiring Decisions – Unreasonably expands employer liability and regulatory burden by imposing confusing and subjective new standards and criteria on employers who deny an applicant on the basis of a criminal conviction record and by creating a new private right of action and criminal penalties for violating the new requirements. (This bill has more restrictions for employers to hire an applicant with a criminal conviction which will allow them to file more lawsuits, the current law states applicants cannot be turned down based on having a criminal record) Set to be heard May 19, send letters
AB 2492 (Ammiano)
Higher Employer Property Taxes – Undermines Proposition 13 protections and could result in higher property taxes for small businesses by creating an arbitrary and unfair standard for determining that a business property has changed ownership and needs to be reassessed.
SB 1113 (Wolk)
Undermines Taxpayer Rights – Makes it more costly and difficult for taxpayers to fight meritorious disputes and gives the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) the upper hand by allowing FTB to request a new court trial of tax cases they lose at the administrative level. (Set to be heard May 17)
There is no new revenue to be had, more cuts coming, biggest hit has been healthcare, 40 billion already cut, need to cut an additional 10 -12 billion. The budget revision is due May 14.
Coalition Building – Internet Taxation (No bill number)
There will be a conference call on Friday May 14th @ 11:00 AM for discussion
Call In # 866-783-4848
Pass Code 9728855