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NEWS OF INTEREST

 

We've wrapped up our FBA February Consolidated Meetings and looking forward to May 3-5th in SACRAMENTO.

 

FBA MAY AGENDA

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016 ___________________________________
FBA/CalATSSA Golf Tournament
Woodcreek Golf Club
5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95747
12 noon sign-in / 1pm shotgun start

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 _______________________________
Caltrans Work Zone Memorial / FBA Water Booth
11am / west steps at the State Capitol
Please join us at this memorial event and
VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE water booth!

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016 _________________________________
FBA Consolidated Board of Directors
& General Membership Meeting

9:30am
Vallejo's Restaurant, 1100 O Street, Sacramento
(916) 498-1744
Featuring: Caltrans Guest Speakers
Lunch will be served.

Private Tour of the State Capitol
1:30pm
Meet in the basement

VERY IMPORTANT:
FOR CATERING PURPOSES, PLEASE RSVP NO
LATER THAN APRIL 30 IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND
THE FBA MEETING AT VALLEJO'S or STATE CAPITOL TOUR:
info@flasherbarricade.com

DOWNLOAD A MEETING NOTICE AND GOLF REGISTRATION!

 

HAVE A QUESTION? EMAIL US AT: info@flasherbarricade.com

 

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Bills Set Next Week and Updates on New Burdens on Employers

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

Also In This Update

  • Private Retirement Plan a Cover for Bloated Public Pensions
  • DIR Publishes Latest Consumer Price Index Table
  • State High Court Rules on Suitable Seating
  • California Legislative Analyst reports on Governor’s transportation budget proposals

With the legislature in ‘full work mode,’ hundreds of bills have been set for hearing next week.  Following are a few of key importance/interest:

Bills Set Next Week

AB 1868   (Wagner R)   Regulations: legislative notice
Current law requires an agency to mail a notice of proposed action to specified entities at least 45 days prior to the hearing and close of the public comment period on the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a regulation.  This bill would require that the notice of proposed action also be submitted to the Legislature if it includes particular information relating to economic and cost impacts of the regulation on businesses and private persons.

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Hearings Begin In Earnest Next Week

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- March 30, 2016

Also In This Update

  • Governor Brown, Legislators and Labor Leaders Announce Landmark Agreement to Raise California's Minimum Wage
  • Lawmakers take step toward retirement fund for all Californians
  • New Rules to Promote Infill May further Tie Up New Housing 

Bills, Bills and More Bills!
Starting next Monday policy committees in the Capitol will start to hear lots of bills.  Following are just some of the many of interest that are set to be heard next week.

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Legislature Recesses for Easter Break

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- March 17, 2016

Also In This Update

  • DIR Posts Public Works Notice Advising That Certified Payroll Reporting Requirements Have Not Changed
  • California auditor: Caltrans road work open to waste, fraud, abuse
  • $17,000 door for the file room? Audit blasts California agency
  • State’s top cyber defender steps down after months of criticism over security lapses
  • Review of High-Speed Rail Draft 2016 Business Plan

Legislature 'Beats Feet'
The streets of Sacramento are safe to walk once again - the legislature 'bailed' out of the Capitol this afternoon faster than if someone had pulled the fire alarm!  Yes, it is Spring Recess once again meaning that nothing will be happening 'in the halls' until Monday, March 28th.   As I've mentioned before that upon their return hearings will start to 'ramp-up' which will reach a crescendo on April 22nd when all bills with a fiscal impact on the state must pass out of their house of origin's policy committee(s); and, May 6th for the remainder of the bills to pass out of their respective house's policy committee(s).

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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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