Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Legislative Session/John Chiang

September 11th was the deadline for the Governor to sign or veto bills. Overall Small Business California had a pretty  good year with our big disappointment of AB 722 not passing the Senate.
This was our crowd funding bill. We will be bringing it back next year.

I have reported that the Governor signed  AB 1245 which requires businesses with 10 or more employees to file by 2017 EDD reports on line. For businesses with less than 10 employees they will be required to do this by 2018. There is a hardship exemption.

I will be sending to you, in the future, the status of some other  bills that passed or failed but here are just a few that we thought were important:

Small Business California strongly supported or opposed these bills

AB 525. Signed by the Governor to give additional protections to Franchisees in contracts with Franchisors. Supported

AB 1124.This bill will establish drug formularies for prescription drugs  for workers compensation. The cost savings on this are up to $420 million and it will be advantageous to the injured worker. Supported

AB 1230. This will provide a loan fund for small businesses to comply with ADA. Supported

SB 197. Authorizes a licensed lender to compensate an unlicensed person  or company in connection with the referral of prospective borrower. CAMEO was sponsor of this bill. Supported

For full details go to

For those of you in SF, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting State Treasurer John Chiang Oct 21st  at the Chamber from 2pm to 3:30pm. To make reservations contact Alex Mitra  at
Or call him at 415 352 8808.

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


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