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California Bills that affect Small Business

Legislative Bills 


Catalytic Converter Theft Bills 

AB 1740 – Requires core recyclers who accept converters from commercial enterprise, which includes auto repair dealers, to obtain the following from seller: name, business address and phone, business license or tax ID, date of sale, number of converters sold, amount of money and written agreement to be kept for two years. Status: Governor’s Desk.


SB 1087 - Requires core recyclers who accept converters from seller to obtain and maintain written records, including name, date number of converters and amount of money and specifically prohibits any person from purchasing used converter other than specified business which includes an auto repair dealer. Status: Governor’ Desk. 


Employment Bills 


AB 1949 – Requires employers with five or more employees to provide employees up to 5 unpaid days of employee bereavement leave upon the death of a family member. Status: Governor’s Desk. 




AB 2243 –Requires Cal-OSHA to submit a proposal to the Heath Standards Board to revise the heat illness standard. Status: Senate Governor’s Desk. 


SB 1044 – Prohibits an employee, in the event of emergency, from threatening adverse action against an employee for refusing to report to work because employee has reasonable belief that workplace is unsafe. Status: Governor’s Desk. 


SB 1162 – Requires employers of 100 or more workers to submit annual pay data reports by company name.  Encourages litigation against employers based on the unreliable data collected by the state. Undermines employers’ ability to hire, imposes burdensome administrative and record keeping, and subjects’ employers to potential private right of action and penalties under PAGA. Status: Governor’s Desk. 


COVID-19 Relief for Employers- Support 


AB 152 – Support – This bill establishes Covid-19 Relief grant program to assist qualified business that are incurring costs for Covid-19 Supplemental paid sick leave. Status: Governor’s Desk.  


Tires- Watch 


SB 1181. This bill requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to strengthen the California tire tracking system to quantify the number of used tires flowing from and through California into Mexico.  Status: Governor’s Desk. 


Hydrofluorocarbon Gases - Concerns  


SB 1206.  This bill prohibits a person from selling or distributing hydrofluorocarbons gases (which are used in refrigerants, air conditioning, etc.) that exceed global warming limits. Status: Governor’s Desk.  


Vehicle Exhaust- Concerns  


AB 2496.  As introduced, this bill would have required smog stations to include a sound level test that vehicles would fail smog if the exhaust system emits a sound level of more than 95dBA.  The bill has been amended to delete the smog check station requirements and instead require a court, beginning January 1, 2027, to notify DMV to place a registration hold on a vehicle found to have a noncompliant modified muffler until the court has been presented with a certificate of compliance from a referee authorized to test the vehicle Status: Governor’s Desk.





Bills we followed that died which we Supported.

SB 1349 - Support - Allows for $1,000 state tax credit for each employee hired by employer. Status: Died. 


AB 1864 - Allows for a tax credit against taxes to qualified small business employers in an unspecified amount for each newly hired employee, as specified. Status: Died.



AB 2058 - Support -This bill would increase career tech funding from $300 million to $450 million annually. Status: Died. 


SB 1351 – Establishes the California Youth Apprenticeship Program for purpose of awarding grant funds. Status: Died. 

Citizens for Andrei Obolenskiy for City Council FPPC#1452282
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