Strongly Oppose – AB 219 by Assemblyman Tom Daily, D-Santa Ana, would expand the definition of public works to include the delivery of ready-mix concrete to a public works site. This Teamster sponsored bill would totally usurp the materialmen exemptions long steeped in both federal and state law. Other sponsors include the State Building Trades and California Labor Federation.
Support – SB 206 by Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, would prohibit the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and any other state agency, from obtaining information from a motor vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system unless the registered owner of the motor vehicle has provided written consent for the collection of that information.
Support – AB 1160 by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach, would prudently prohibit any additional governmental agencies from installing automated traffic enforcement systems – i.e. red light traffic cameras – in California. The City of Chicago, the center of red-light camera corruption, Mayor and insider lefty extremist Rahm Emanuel, who has staunchly defended the camera program, appears to be somewhat succumbing to the outing of his corrupt administration. Amid a series of Chicago Tribune investigations that exposed his administration’s failed oversight, unfair and inconsistent enforcement, and unsupported and basically fabricated safety claims. The mayor has been gradually removing cameras since the Tribune’s series started, but even after the removal of 50 under the latest move, Chicago will still have more than 300 left.
Support – AB 543 by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, provides businesses with greater confidence in the utility of conducting scientific exposure assessments by stating that a business does not “knowingly and intentionally” expose individuals to Proposition 65-listed chemicals and thus need not provide a warning if the exposure assessment meets certain requirements.
Support – AB 742 by Assembly Member James Gallagher, R-Nicolaus, would prohibit CARB from enforcing the Truck and Bus Rule until it “completes a review of the safety of any particulate-matter filters required to be installed on a vehicle.”
Watch – SB 344 by Senator Bill Monning, D-Carmel, effective Jan. 1, 2017, would require a person to successfully complete a course of instruction from a commercial driver training institution “with an approved training program that has been certified by the department (DMV)” before he or she is issued a commercial driver’s license, except as specified. The bill would require the program to include, at a minimum, standards necessary to ensure a driver is proficient in safely operating a commercial vehicle. The two exceptions are drivers coming from the military and an approved employer testing program.