Final Tally on Job Killer Bills: Governor Vetoes Two; Signs Four into Law

​(October 1, 2012) Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. concluded his work on legislation over the weekend, vetoing two more CalChamber-opposed “job killer” bills in addition to signing two job killer bills into law. A total of six job killers ultimately made it to the Governor’s desk from the 32 that were identified for 2012. 

The Governor yesterday vetoed these job killers:

AB 1186 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) would have increased energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses by allocating funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to cost-effectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32. The bill would have directed 10% of the Investor Owned Utility (IOU) auction revenue proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program toward public school energy efficiency projects.

AB 2346 (Butler; D-Los Angeles) could have increased the price of food and forced growers to move their crop production to other states and countries, thereby hurting California exports, by creating unprecedented and excessive consequences for perceived and actual violations of heat illness prevention regulations.

The Governor yesterday signed these job killers:

AB 1532 (John A. Pérez; D-Los Angeles) Illegal Tax Increase — Increases energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses by allocating funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to cost-effectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32.

SB 535 (De León; D-Los Angeles)  Illegal Tax Increase — Increases energy costs, including fuel prices, on consumers and businesses by allocating funds from an illegal tax to various programs that are not necessary to cost-effectively implement the market-based trading mechanism under AB 32.

Previously in July the Governor signed these job killers:

AB 278 (Eng; D-Monterey Park) Impedes Economic Recovery — Establishes a private right of action that could result in costly litigation which could discourage investment in California’s housing market and make capital more expensive for consumers while creating procedural traps to impede the foreclosure process and delay lenders’ ability to recover collateral legitimately in foreclosure.  AB 278 Signed—Chapter 86

SB 900 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Impedes Economic Recovery —  Establishes a private right of action that could result in costly litigation which could discourage investment in California’s housing market and make capital more expensive for consumers while creating procedural traps to impede the foreclosure process and delay lenders’ ability to recover collateral legitimately in foreclosure.SB 900 Signed—Chapter 87, Statutes of 2012. 

Job Killer Stats

2012: 32 “job killer” bills identified, 6 sent to Governor, 2 vetoed;

2011: 30 “job killer” bills identified, 5 sent to Governor, 4 vetoed;

2010: 43 “job killer” bills identified, 12 sent to Governor, 10 vetoed;

2009: 33 “job killer” bills identified, 6 sent to Governor, 6 vetoed;

2008: 39 “job killer” bills identified, 10 sent to Governor, 9 vetoed;

2007: 30 “job killer” bills identified, 12 sent to Governor, 12 vetoed;

2006: 40 “job killer” bills identified, 11 sent to Governor, 9 vetoed;

2005: 45 “job killer” bills identified, 8 sent to Governor, 7 vetoed;

2004: 23 “job killer” bills identified, 10 sent to Governor, 10 vetoed.


 
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