Bills We’re Watching by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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Legislation Perhaps the worst bill (it’s early) introduced this year is AB 618 (Low – D Campbell). It is patterned after AB 1431 from 2015 that authorized K-12 school districts to utilize job order contracting (JOC) for school repairs. AB 618 will apply to Community Colleges. Under current law, K-12 school districts are required to competitively bid any public works …

Bills We’re Watching by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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AB 5 (Gonzales-Fletcher – D) would require employers with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or subcontractor. AB 73 (Chiu and Caballero, Mullin, Santiago, and Ting – D) would authorize a city, county, including a charter city, charter county, or charter city and county, to establish …

For Immediate Release: PHCC of California Holds a Successful Day at the Capitol Event

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For Immediate Release                           Contact:  Tracy Threlfall, Executive Vice President, 916-925-7390 Sacramento, CA, January 18, 2017- A coalition of PHCC Contractors & Affiliate Partners made their voices heard at the California State Capitol, addressing issues with workforce development, career & technical education and CSLB enforcement.   Held January 18, …

CalChamber Releases Overview of New Laws Affecting PHCC of California Employers – 2017

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California enacted new employment laws that may affect the day-to-day operations of your businesses in 2017 and beyond. Employers will need to be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as the state minimum wage.  California’s Senate Bill (SB) 3  is the state minimum wage hike, which will increase the minimum wage over the next several years to $15 …

The Riso Report – Election Wrap Up

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2016 Election Wrap-Up in a Word….WOW The traditional political/pollster minds were not only challenged in Tuesday’s elections, they were up-ended. We all know by now: Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Republicans will continue to control both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate (though some races are still too close …

Legislative Update: AB 2883, by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist, CAPHCC

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AB 2883 of 2016 specifies how officers and members of boards of directors at private corporations and managing members and general partners of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) elect to not be covered by workers’ compensation policies. Specifically, this bill: Permits an officer or member of the board of directors to opt out of a workers’ compensation policy if he or …

Citations Will Continue To Haunt A License, by Sharice B. Marootian, Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman

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The Contractors’ State License Board (“CSLB”) licenses and regulates contractors in California.  The Contractors’ License Law sets forth the parameters by which it does so.  On August 19, 2016, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 1209, authored by Senator Morrell and sponsored by the CSLB.  SB 1209 provides that citations issued against a licensed contractor will follow the contractor …

NAPHCC Change for Change – A Letter from Hunter Botto, PHCC PAC Co-Chair

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June 17, 2016 From the Desk of Hunter Botto (PHCC-PAC Co-Chairman) Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating Hicksville, New York Good afternoon, My name is Hunter Botto and I would like to introduce myself as a new member of PHCC’s Government Relations team. I would like to ask that you contribute to our “Change for Change” program to support our lobbying …

PHCC of California Legislative Update by Richard Markuson, Lobbyist

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo who hopes to use his legislative carrier as an entrée to Monterey County Supervisor has amended his AB 1585 (OPPOSE). This bill appropriates $10 million from the state’s general fund to the Monterey County Water Resources Agency for construction of a water conveyance between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties. …

Govt Affairs Update by Richard Markuson, CAPHCC Lobbyist

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AB 2116 by Assembly Member James M. Gallagher would require the governing board of a school district to obtain reasonable and informed projections of assessed property valuations from an independent third party not associated with the bond measure before placing a bond measure on a ballot. The media has covered the outrageous behavior of some school districts and their lack …