From: Scott Hauge
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 6:58 AM
To: Small Business California
Subject: Small Business California Bills Pass Committees
Yesterday two bills supported by Small Business California passed Senate appropriations and now go to the Senate floor.They are both by Assemblyman Arambula
AB 2330- this would require the state to do an economic study on the impact of state regulations on small businesses. The Small Business Advocate would oversee this.
AB 3058-this would amend the duties of the Small Business Advocate to include advocacy on state policy and programs related small businesses regarding disaster preparedness and recovery,including providing technical assistance.
Both bills have passed the Assembly
Dennis you have your work cut out for you[ Dennis Trinidad is the state Small Business Advocate]
SB 1436-This bill is sponsored by Small Business California and is authored by Senator Liz Figueroa. It would require the Department of Technology Services to create a link to state agency Web sites at the State of California Internet portal for small business to access information about start up requirements and regulatory compliance.
It also requires each state agency to designate one individual who shall serve as a small business liaison for the agency, with specified duties that include reviewing and updating content on the agency website that is on the agency website that is accessible through the small business link at the state of California Internet portal and assisting the agency secretary.department director,or executive officer in ensuring that procurement and contracting processes are administered in order to meet or exceed the 25% small business participation goal.
This is on consent calendar of the Assembly Appropriations committee and has passed the Senate. It will go to the Assembly floor
One other piece of information is that the Office of Administrative Law has approved regulations reimbursing small businesses for providing return to work to injured employees.