Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1099 Update/ Survey Closing Today/ SF Supervisors Event/ Regulations

Yesterday I got word from Congressman Lungren's office that HR 4 repealing the 1099 requirement in the health bill will be marked up February 17th in the Ways and Means Committee.

It is expected that Chairman Camp[R] will introduce an amendment to add an offset. The offset will be future overpayments in subsidies under the health law. It is not clear how the Democratic House members will respond to this.

We will be closing our small business survey after today. If you haven’t completed it please go to

For those of you in San Francisco there will be a reception for the new Supervisors February 17th at the Old Mint at 5th and Mission.

This event will be from 6PM to 8PM and it is expected that Supervisors Farrell,Kim.Wiener and Cohen will be in attendance.

The event will be co hosted by the SF Small Business Network, Council of District Merchants and the Small Business Advocates.

To RSVP go to There is no cost to attend.

Please see below an email I received from a small business owner . There is something wrong when a fine for a violation which results in death is less than some minor violations.

Hi Scott:

Since you deal with so many people in leadership positions, I thought I would pass this along to you.

I saw in the paper two days ago that the San Francisco zoo was fined $1,875 by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for having a sub-standard tiger enclosure that resulted in the mauling death of one person and injuries to two others.

I own a chain of franchised hair salons. I recently had a visit from the State Board of Cosmetology that resulted in a fine of $2,100 in just one location for a variety of alleged offenses including pieces of tissue on the bathroom floor, license in the wrong location etc.

$1,875 for an infraction that resulted in death and injury vs. $2,100 for borderline silly infractions.

You gotta love California bureaucrats!

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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