Governor Brown signs 18 bills supported by the Partnership, hundreds more sit on his desk
IRWINDALE - Governor Jerry Brown has signed 18 bills supported by the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership this year, with several hundred more to go before the end of the month. The California State Legislature passed nearly 1,300 bills this year and several critical pieces of legislation await a decision by the Governor as to whether they will be signed into law or vetoed. The Partnership has been actively engaged in advocating for key legislation with our legislators, encouraging the state government to adopt pro-growth policies while defeating bills that will harm business and consumers.
This week, Governor Brown signed AB 1900 (Brough), a bill that extends by five years local government capital incentive programs to encourage manufacturing. He has also signed AB 2782 (Friedman), requiring the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review process to consider the damaging effects of not approving critical projects. Two important housing measures have also been signed - AB 2341 (Mathis) changes CEQA to say that aesthetics are not significant impacts for CEQA review and AB 3194 (Daly) makes it easier for housing projects to be built without having to go through a rezoning process.
The Partnership has taken positions on 114 pieces of legislation this year, much of it focused on labor, regulation, housing and energy issues.
An additional 30 more bills - 19 supported, 11 opposed by the Partnership - await action by Governor Brown before the end of September.
For more information, contact Brad Jensen, Director of Public Policy, at the Partnership.