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- Support AB 1561 - Extends Vital Protections for Construction Industry & Material Suppliers Under AB5 Provisions. AB 1561, sponsored by United Contractors, extends the laws UCON secured in AB5 (Dynamex), which allow materials to be delivered to job sites by independent truckers. Ask Assemblymember Kalra, Chair, Committee on Labor and Employment, to support AB 1561.
- Support AB 332 - Provides Critical Option for Treated Wood Waste Disposal. AB 332 is essential to the producers, workers, haulers, and users of treated wood because it provides a much-needed option to manage and dispose of treated wood waste through alternative standards, if certain criteria are met, instead of managing it as a non-RCRA hazardous waste. Ask Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Chair, Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee to support AB 332.
- Support AB 930 - Levels Playing Field for Excavators Battling Utility Companies. AB930 levels the legal playing field between excavators and a utility company by granting excavators reasonable attorney’s fees and costs if the excavator is deemed to be not liable for damaging subsurface infrastructure installations. Ask the author of the bill, Assemblymember Marc Levine, to support AB 930.
- Oppose AB 1218 - threatens to harm gas-tax revenue stream with no way to back-fill. AB 1218 bans the sale of internal combustion engine light-duty trucks and vehicles beginning in 2035, threatening the gasoline tax revenue stream dedicated to improving and maintaining California’s road and highway infrastructure. Ask the author of the bill Assemblymember McCarty to oppose AB 1218.
- Oppose SB 606 - Gives Cal/OSHA sweeping authority to unfairly penalize employers. UCON and dozens of employer groups oppose SB 606 which broadens Cal/OSHA’s scope of enforcement into the Labor Code as well as the Health and Safety Code and creates unnecessary anti-retaliation protections that will lead to meritless litigation against employers. Ask the author of the Bill, Senator Lena Gonzalez to oppose SB 606.
- Oppose SB 410 - Attempts to Remove Necessary Business Impact Analysis. SB 410 (Leyva), seeks to exempt any occupational safety and health standard and order from the standardized regulatory impact analysis requirement. Skirting important business and economic impact analysis and ignoring costs and job loss caused by regulations is the last thing the California legislature should be doing. Join UCON in opposing SB 410 by asking the author of the Bill, Senator Connie Leyva to oppose SB 410.