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Capitol News
CLFP has joined a large coalition of agricultural organizations in opposition to a series of budget trailer bills related to drought relief. The bills were recently put forward by Governor Jerry Brown’s administration as part of the May budget revision. Given the timing of these bills, most will be considered in the Joint Budget Conference Committee. However, due to their complexity CLFP and the coalition believe these measures need to be heard and debated in their appropriate legislative policy committees and not through the budget process, where many critical policy issues will not be adequately vetted.
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CLFP is part of a national coalition being led by the National Retail Federation that is working with legislators to reform the labor practices at U.S. ports, particularly the West Coast ports. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., plans to introduce legislation to amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide additional authority to governors under Taft Hartley specific to port related issues. The bill will be titled the "Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act of 2015" and would allow state governors to intervene in labor disputes at seaports to stop disruptions and protect American businesses, employees and consumers.
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Regulatory Insights
In April 2013, two lawsuits were filed in Sacramento Superior court challenging the legal basis for cap-and-trade auctions. The complaints, filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) and by the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber), challenged the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) authority under Assembly Bill 32 - the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) - to withhold emission allocations for the purpose of generating revenue for the state. The complaints, joined by the superior court, in general asserted that AB 32 does not authorize CARB to impose fees other than those needed to cover ordinary administrative costs of implementing a state emissions regulatory program.
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The State Water Resources Control Board has enacted Mandatory Water Conservation Regulations, and water supply agencies are working to meet their required 2015 water use reduction targets. These regulations are primarily directed at residential water uses, but also require businesses to reduce their landscape water use by 25 percent. However, some municipal water supply agencies have misunderstood the mandate from the State Board, or may want to more broadly apply the targets and are proposing more aggressive action. CLFP staff is working to help resolve some of these local issues, and if you are concerned about how the regulations will affect your operation please contact Trudi Hughes at or at 916-640-8150.
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Downey Brand LLP
Some 20 CLFP members participated in the CLFP Energy & Environmental Committee meeting Tues, May 19, in Sacramento.
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New Members
Golden State Foods
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2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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