The California Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced it? opposing 27 proposed state laws, calling them ?ob-killers?that would harm the state? business climate if passed by the Legislature.
That? down slightly from 34 bills targeted in 2008, but up from the 23 bills labeled as job-killers in 2007.
The chamber defines job-killer bills as imposing additional costs on employers, either across the board or in specific industries.
?e are feeling the weight of overly burdensome regulations, unique to California, passed when times were good,?said California Chamber president Allan Zaremberg. ?ow, more than ever, legislators must vote no on every bill that has the potential to drive up costs for consumers and businesses and to harm the economy.?p>This year? crop includes many bills that were blocked in previous years, including an oil extraction tax, increases in benefit payouts to injured workers, and a single-payer universal health care bill.
Among the new proposed laws on this year? list are a state counterpart to federal card-check legislation for union elections and a pair of recycling mandates.
Most of these bills get killed during the legislative session, thanks in part to the added lobbying pressure brought by their ?ob killer?label. Only a handful typically make it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger? desk. In the past he has vetoed most of those.
A list of the bills is on the chamber? Web site: calchamber.com/jobkillers.
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