Take Action on Important Issues Facing the Industry
The Legislature returned from its four-week summer break on Monday, August 14 to begin their final month of the 2023 session. By-and-large policy committee deadlines have passed and for virtually all bills that remain alive, they are either awaiting consideration on the floor in the second house or – for measures with fiscal impacts – are awaiting hearing in the Appropriations Committee.
Recall that the more costly fiscal bills face another round of Suspense File hearings wherein the Appropriations Committee in each house will determine which of the hundreds of measures that impose state or local costs will continue through the legislative process. Those hearings will take place during the last week of August.
The final two weeks of session – which adjourns on September 14 – will consist of floor hearings only as members determine which bills will make it to the final step – to the Governor for his review and action – in the labyrinthian legislative process.
Below we provide updates on a few bills of significance to the industry. We have more work to do. Please use UCON's Grassroots platform to send a pre-formulated letter to make your voice heard on important issues facing union contractors today:
❌ OPPOSE SB 365, which would limit the rights of union contractors who collectively bargain. Take action.
❌ OPPOSE Proposed Lead standards revisions, which would present significant costs to contractors and invasive medical and privacy requirements for workers. Speak up.