Representing the Interest of Business with Government
Promoting Political Action for a Favorable Business Climate
Our "watchdog," the Legislative Action Committee (LAC), is an invaluable resource to the Corona Chamber and its members. Composed completely of Chamber members, this volunteer committee's mission is to maintain a favorable business climate in Riverside County and the State. LAC discusses current issues and bills that affect business and make recommendations for Chamber members to then act upon. They assemble letter-writing campaigns, initiate discussions with legislators, and send representatives to speak on the floor during hearings in Sacramento. All funding for this advocacy program is provided by the proceeds of the prior year's Legislative Dinner/Monte Carlo fundraiser. Contact us for more info! Membership in the Legislative Action Committee is selected to represent the business makeup of our service area.
Join us every Wednesday at 10am for our weekly Business Briefing meetings (via Zoom). These briefings are held to keep the business community informed and up to date on critical legislative updates that affect their business. Registration is FREE to members.
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The 2022 Legislative year has kicked off which means the Corona Chamber has stated taking positions on many of the important pieces of legislation that will be effecting your business. As of March 25th 2022 the Chamber has taken a position on sixteen proposed bills.
Corona Chamber's 2022 Positions
SB 1262- Support. Restores the status quo for background checks by allowing filtering of court records by DOB and drivers license number.
SB 1162 – Oppose. Allows the state to collect and publish data on pay, gender, etc. which would open up businesses for lawsuits.
AB 2164 – Support. Provides funds to small businesses to make ADA repairs. Funded by existing business license fees
AB 2829 - Support. Bill would provide small businesses with an additional state tax credit of up to $250 for additions made to their facilities that improve access for disabled residents.
AB 2289 – Oppose. Wealth Tax, taxes households who bring in over $78,000
AB 2182 – Oppose. Adds “family responsibility” to protected classes against discrimination and allows individuals to define what “family responsibility” means.
AB 2095 – Oppose. Requires certain companies to publish online data regarding wages, benefits, promotions, etc. on their entire United States workforce.
SB 1044 – Oppose. This bill would allow employees to leave or not show up to work if there is a “natural disaster” and they feel unsafe. Natural disaster is very broadly defined. It would include any state of emergency or local emergency
AB 1001 – Oppose. Expands CEQA to make every new housing proposal potential open to new litigation.
AB 257 – Oppose. Would result in minimum wage hikes to be imposed by unelected councils.
AB 1619 – Support. Will strengthen the disclosure information for voters on the use of their signature in verifying their identity required for turning in a ballot via mail.
AB 1400 – Oppose. Would expand MediCal by $170-$400 billion.
ACA 11 – Oppose. Doubles the tax load on every tax payer in California
Prop 65 – Oppose. Seeks roll back requiring full disclosures that could involve pages and be retroactive.
Taxpayer Protection & Government Accountability Act – Support. Restores and protects 2/3 requirement for imposing any tax in CA.
California Plastic waste reductions regulations initiative – Oppose. Imposes $8 billion in new taxes on restaurants and diners for using utensils and containers.
Two legislative summits are scheduled each year: once to Sacramento (typically in early May/late June) and once to Washington, D.C. (typically in early Fall). Every attendee pays a registration fee and is responsible for all travel, lodging, meals, and expenses.
Although our 2020-2021 trips were canceled, we regularly hold teleconferencing meetings with elected officials and representatives.
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Stay tuned for information on our 2022 advocacy trips which hope to be back in person.