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Friday, February 26, 2016

Napa, CA


Napa Valley College
McCarthy Library, Room 1763A
Building 1700
2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy.
Napa, CA 94558
9am Sharp!
Parking: $2.00
(See attached campus map and meeting notice)


Consolidated Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Downtown Sacramento (location TBD)

Caltrans Work Zone Memorial
Wednesday, May 4, 2015
West steps of the State Capitol



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With Two Weeks Remaining, Bill Intros Trickle In

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- February 5, 2016

Also In This Update

  • CARB Announces On-Road Verification Extension for the Johnson Matthey, Incorporated’s Catalyzed Continuously Regenerating Technology System 
  • Obama Proposes Oil Fee for Infrastructure 

With Two Weeks Remaining, Bill Intros Trickle In
Friday, February 19th is the deadline for new bill introductions for 2016.  As is customary, most bills will be introduced during the final week leading up to the February 19th deadline.  Typically, the final tally is close to 3,000 bills in total and I don't expect 2016 to be any different than in past years (although last year the number was lower than usual due to the large number of freshman legislators deciding to be more 'prudent than normal').

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Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual
Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- January 28, 2016

Also In This Update

Last chance for floor votes on 2015 bills

  • Transportation officials warn of plunging road funding
  • Why Are UI Tax Rates Up?
  • Energy Commission Adopts Lighting Standards to Save Californians More Than $4 Billion in Electricity Costs

Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries 
Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers in California of the yearly requirement to post their summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses from February 1 through April 30.
“These summaries help increase awareness and understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “By addressing potential safety hazards now, employers can help make next year’s list shorter.”

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Important Update from DIR on Reporting for Public Works Contractors

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- January 22, 2016

Also In This Update

  • Jerry Brown urges fiscal restraint in State of the State address
  • Important Contractor Wage and Penalty Assessment Bill Moves
  • Bill to Limit Frivolous Lawsuits Passes Committee
  • Hearings Planned on High Speed Rail
  • Californians Are Still “Meh” About the Economic Recovery
  • League of California Cities Opens Transportation Website

Important Notice From the Department of Industrial Relations
On Electronic Certified Payroll (eCPR) Reporting On Public Works Projects

This notice is in response to the numerous inquiries DIR has received regarding the difficulty that many contractors and subcontractors are having with the eCPR requirements effective January 1, 2016. See Labor Code § 1771.4(a)(3).

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CARB Truck and Bus Reporting System Report Due by January 31

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- January 14, 2016

Also In This Update

  • Bill Introductions Slow this Week
  • Legislative Analyst calls Jerry Brown’s budget ‘prudent’
  • Solar Surges Past Wind, Hydro as California’s No. 1 Renewable Energy
  • Want to Volunteer to be a Part of Road Usage Charge Pilot Project?
  • Federal Unemployment Insurance Taxes: California Employers Paying More

Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS) 

Reporting closes January 31, 2016

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The ‘Fun’ Begins Anew, Legislature Returns to Sacramento

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- January 7, 2016

Also In This Update

  • Bills Amended this Week
  • Public Works Contractor Registration Program – How do you De-Register?
  • Notice to Awarding Bodies and Contractors Regarding DIR's eCPR System
  • Fighting insurance fraud and curbing California's underground economy

Legislature Returns
Welcome to a new year of California politics!
2016 promises to be action-packed with political heavies already looking ahead to fresh fights on the ballot and in the building.

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