A History of the Job Killer Graveyard


2012 Job Killers in the Graveyard:


AB 1186 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) – Illegal Tax Increase  |  Posted on: October 1st, 2012

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 … Continue reading »

AB 2346 (Butler; D-Los Angeles) Increased Cost of Food  |  Posted on: October 1st, 2012

Could increase the price of food and force growers to move their crop production to other states and countries, thereby hurting California exports, by creating unprecedented and excessive consequences for … Continue reading »

SB 1572 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills) Illegal Tax Increase  |  Posted on: September 4th, 2012

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 … Continue reading »

SB 1528 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento) Inflates Litigation and Insurance Costs  |  Posted on: September 4th, 2012

Artificially inflates medical damage awards in personal injury cases by allowing an injured party to recover expenses never actually incurred, which will ultimately increase legal costs as well as insurance … Continue reading »

SB 568 (A. Lowenthal; D-Long Beach) Polystyrene Food Container Ban  |  Posted on: September 4th, 2012

Threatens thousands of manufacturing jobs within the state by inappropriately banning all food vendors from using polystyrene foam food service containers, ignoring the numerous environmental benefits associated with polystyrene products. … Continue reading »

AB 2408 (Skinner; D-Berkeley) Creates Inequity in the Tax Structure  |  Posted on: September 4th, 2012

Harms struggling small businesses and start-ups by repealing the Net Operating Loss (NOL) carryback deduction, a lifeline that helps employers stay afloat, retain employees, and continue investing in their businesses … Continue reading »

AB 1313 (Allen; D-Santa Rosa) Increased Cost on Agricultural Employers  |  Posted on: September 4th, 2012

Drives up the cost of commodities to consumers by removing the existing overtime exemption allowed for agricultural employers. Died on Assembly Floor; Assembly refused to concur in Senate amendments on … Continue reading »

AB 1450 (Allen; D-Santa Rosa) Exposure to Costly Discrimination Litigation  |  Posted on: August 24th, 2012

Subjects employers to unjustified charges of discrimination for legitimately inquiring into an applicant’s most recent employment history. Amended 08/22/12 to remove the threat of frivolous litigation for inquiring into an … Continue reading »

AB 2039 (Swanson; D-Alameda) Expansion of Protected Leave Requirements for California Employers  |  Posted on: August 16th, 2012

Creates a burdensome, California–only mandated benefit that significantly expands the category of individuals with serious health conditions for whom an employee can take a leave of absence beyond what is … Continue reading »

AB 1999 (Brownley; D-Santa Monica) Expansion of Discrimination Litigation  |  Posted on: August 16th, 2012

Makes it virtually impossible for employers to manage their employees and exposes them to a higher risk of litigation by expanding the Fair Employment and Housing Act to include a … Continue reading »

AB 1208 (C. Calderon; D-Montebello) Court Inefficiency  |  Posted on: July 16th, 2012

Creates uncertainty, inefficiency and unpredictability for litigants, further aggravating California’s reputation as a bad place to do business, by decentralizing control of trial court funds. Failed July 6, 2012 deadline … Continue reading »

SB 491 (Evans; D-Santa Rosa) Anti-Arbitration Legislation  |  Posted on: July 5th, 2012

Creates uncertainty for businesses regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements and dramatically increases litigation costs by encouraging more class actions and potentially pushing more cases into the courts. Failed passage … Continue reading »

AB 2517 (Eng; D-Monterey Park) Inappropriate Wage Liens  |  Posted on: June 1st, 2012

Creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage and hour arena by allowing employees in certain industries to file liens on an employer’s real property or any property where … Continue reading »

AB 1439 (Alejo; D-Salinas) Automatic Minimum Wage Increase  |  Posted on: May 29th, 2012

Increases the cost of doing business on California employers by annually indexing the minimum wage rate upwards according to the percentage of inflation even during an economic downturn. Held on the … Continue reading »

AB 2404 (Fuentes; D-Los Angeles) Illegal Tax Increase  |  Posted on: May 25th, 2012

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 … Continue reading »

AB 1897 (Campos; D-San Jose) Impedes Development  |  Posted on: May 21st, 2012

Originally increased the cost of development and created project delays by requiring that general plans incorporate concepts related to healthy food access and urban agriculture. With May 17th amendments, no … Continue reading »

AB 2424 (Portantino; D-Pasadena) New State Goals for Forestry  |  Posted on: May 11th, 2012

Increases costs of timber production by changing the state’s forestry goals to give equal consideration to each public need when reviewing forestry operations, including Timber Harvest Plans. May 7th hearing … Continue reading »

AB 2425 (Mitchell; D-Los Angeles)/ SB 1471 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord) Impedes Economic Recovery  |  Posted on: May 5th, 2012

Delays the economic recovery of California’s housing market by allowing borrowers, including strategic defaulters and investors, to interrupt the foreclosure process to forestall legitimate foreclosures. AB 2425 in Assembly Banking … Continue reading »

AB 1602 (Eng; D-Monterey Park)/ SB 1470 (Leno; D-San Francisco)/) Impedes Economic Recovery  |  Posted on: May 5th, 2012

Delays the recovery of California’s housing market by allowing all borrowers, including strategic defaulters and investors, to abuse the loan modification process to forestall legitimate foreclosures. AB 1602 in Assembly … Continue reading »

SB 950 (Alquist; D-Santa Clara) Unreasonable and Duplicative Tax Penalties for Employers  |  Posted on: May 5th, 2012

Forces taxpayers to overpay their taxes in order to avoid severe penalties. In Senate Governance and Finance Committee; 04/27/12. Failed deadline.

AB 1543 (Alejo; D-Salinas) Unconstitutional Limit on International Trade  |  Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

Increases the cost of state contracts by imposing an unlawful prohibition on state and local governments from contracting with businesses that use component parts and materials from other countries in … Continue reading »

AB 2149 (Butler; D-Los Angeles) Discourages Settlement Agreements  |  Posted on: May 1st, 2012

As introduced, inappropriately interfered in the contractual relationship between two parties by allowing the sharing of certain information contained in settlement agreements. With April 26 amendments, removed from “job killer” … Continue reading »

AB 1808 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara) Improper Characterization of Private Employees to Allow Potential Card Check Unionization  |  Posted on: May 1st, 2012

Significantly expands the definition of “public employee” to include employees of any private employer where a public agency “shares” in the employment decisions of those private employees, thereby subjecting private … Continue reading »

AB 2540 (Gatto; D-Los Angeles) Targeted Tax on Services  |  Posted on: May 1st, 2012

Before amendments, would have imposed a new sales-and-use-tax on numerous services, disadvantaging small businesses that may not necessarily benefit from the proposed tax exemption for the first $10,000 in business … Continue reading »

AB 1963 (Huber; D-El Dorado Hills) Targeted Tax on Services  |  Posted on: May 1st, 2012

Originally imposed a new sales-and-use-tax base on numerous services, disadvantaging California businesses that will not benefit by the proposed reduction in other tax rates. Amended on April 25th to require … Continue reading »

AB 2217 (Pan; D-Sacramento) Targeted Burden on Companies with Call Centers  |  Posted on: April 21st, 2012

Discourages businesses from even locating a call center in California by requiring the business to adhere to overreaching mandates. Failed passage in Assembly Labor and Employment; April 19th Read More … Continue reading »

SB 810 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Government-Run Health Care  |  Posted on: April 10th, 2012

Creates a new government-run, multibillion-dollar socialized health care system supported by an unspecified “premium structure” to be determined by 2014 and by prohibiting the sale of any private health care … Continue reading »

AB 832 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) Hidden Tax Increase  |  Posted on: April 10th, 2012

Before amendments, would have raised taxes on businesses and individuals by imposing a hidden tax on exempt software when the software is purchased in a bundle with hardware. Opposition and … Continue reading »

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