A bill that would ban new or expanded commercial animal feeding operations has made the California Chamber of Commerce’s list of job-killing proposals in this year’s state legislative session.
The bill introduced by Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, applies to meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. Violators could be fined up to $10,000 a day.
According to CalChamber, the measure would “increase food prices for Californians and force food to be imported from out of state to meet consumer demand.”
Other bills on CalChamber’s “job killer” list include a measure that would require annual reporting of wage and hour data and employee benefits on an employer’s entire U.S. workforce.” Additional bills would raise taxes on companies that invest in the oil, gas and coal sectors and allow a worker to stay home or leave work if he or she “feels unsafe.”
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CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera said “the bills on this year’s job killer list reflect a lack of appreciation of the economic realities and regulatory challenges employers—and especially small business employers—face as they continue to emerge from the impacts of this pandemic.”
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