2015 In Review: Recap Of State Consumer Legislation
In the 2015 legislative session, Consumer Federation of California (CFC) advocated for a range of consumer and privacy rights, including restrictions on unfair lending practices, protections against elder abuse, workers’ rights and the minimum wage, and reform of the California Public Utilities Commission.
CFC also helped to defeat attempts to allow secret recording of phone calls by businesses, immunize auto dealers who sold unrepaired used automobiles under open safety recalls, and other infringements of consumer rights.
CFC’s advocates worked on 50 bills introduced in 2015. We sponsored or co-sponsored three new consumer protection bills. We supported 12 consumer bills that became law, and our opposition helped to defeat nearly as many pieces of hostile legislation.
Click here for a summary [pdf] of CFC’s results at the state Capitol.