Category Archives: Legislative Updates

CFC supports SB 66, which closes tax loophole for corporate misbehavior

SB 66 (Wieckowski) will close a tax loophole that allows corporations to write off punitive damages paid out when they violate the law. Courts inflict punitive damages when violations are especially egregious, and California should end this corporate welfare that alleviates consequences for bad behavior. May 15 … Read More ›

CFC supports ending gender wage discrimination (AB 168)

AB 168 (Eggman) is an important bill that helps to eliminate gender wage discrimination in California by prohibiting employers from using salary history to set employee wages. American women make 80% of what their male counterparts make. This practice will only perpetuate if employers continue basing starting … Read More ›

CFC supports AB 940

CFC supports AB 940 (Weber), which requires that whenever a resident of a long-term health care facility receives notice of a discharge, a copy of that notice must be sent to the local long-term care ombudsman within 24 hours. California’s 35 local long-term care ombudsmen are the … Read More ›

CFC opposes AB 1679 which undermines protections against insurers’ steering auto repairs to captive body shops

AB 1679 would undercut recent regulations promulgated by the California Department of Insurance that went into effect in March 2017. The regulations afford protections to claimants against being improperly steered toward an insurer’s preferred auto body repair facility, and implement standards to make sure that insurers are … Read More ›

CFC supports equal protection for private student loan holders (SB 16)

If a borrower defaults on a private student loan, a creditor can garnish up to 25% of that borrower’s income. If a borrower defaults on a federal student loan, the maximum garnishment is 15%. SB 16 (Wieckowski) will ensure that the maximum garnishment is the same for … Read More ›

CFC supports the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (SB 258)

SB 258 (Lara) would bring transparency to cleaning product labeling, helping consumers make informed choices. Read our letter of support Learn more here Latest updates 4/26/17 SB 258 cleared Senate Labor & Industrial Relations on a 4-1 vote. 3/29/17 The bill passed out of the Senate Environmental … Read More ›

CFC is proud to sponsor SB 648, which brings accountability to private referral agencies

SB 648 (Mendoza) would ensure that seniors and their families are protected from unscrupulous elder care referral agencies that put profit ahead of the seniors’ best interests or health care needs. Despite unanimous consent for this bill in 2016, the governor vetoed SB 648, stating that there … Read More ›

CFC supports good government and privacy protection (SB 244)

CFC supports SB 244 (Lara), which prohibits state and local agencies from collecting and recording personal information, or disclosing any record containing personal information, for any purpose other than administering public services or programs. Read our April 11 support letter to the Senate Judiciary committee Learn more … Read More ›

CFC supports worker right to know about toxics in cosmetics (AB 1575)

Manufacturers must list ingredients on the labels of cosmetics sold at the retail level (like a Target or Walgreen’s store)—this is good for the people who sell, buy, and use those products. In contrast, chemical ingredients in professional cosmetics do not have to be listed on product … Read More ›

CFC supports SB 63 to expand parental leave coverage to more workers

CFC supports SB 63 (Jackson) the New Parental Leave Act, a bill that will extend eligibility for job-protected parental leave to employees of companies with 20 or more workers. Existing job protections are only available to workers under the federal Family Medical Leave Act, which applies to … Read More ›

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