Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Productive Legislative Session

Business Group Successfully Supported Extending Tax Credit for Filmmakers; Helped Defeat New Restrictions on Large Stores and an Attempt to Eliminate Payroll Debit Cards

October 10, 2011 5:00 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful legislative session today following a weekend in which Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills favored by the business group and vetoed several that they opposed.

The L.A. Area Chamber supported a bill that will extend California’s film tax credit (AB 1069), and helped defeat bills that would impose new requirements on developers of large outlets (SB 469) and eliminate payroll cards (SB 931), which help workers avoid predatory check-cashing services.

In addition to these traditional business priorities, the Chamber sponsored education bills AB 790 (Furutani), which will establish a Linked Learning high school district pilot program and AB 250 (Brownley), which establishes clear goals for learning in order to prepare students for success in college and careers.

Chamber-sponsored AB 1304 (Block), which supports teacher development in applied learning programs, was signed in September. Gov. Brown also signed the California Dream Act over the weekend, which the Chamber supported.

Chamber-supported

AB 131 California Dream Act – Signed
AB 250 Instructional Materials – Signed
AB 790 Career Technical Education/Linked Learning Pilot Program – Signed
AB 1069 Film Credit Extension – Signed
AB 1304 Linked Learning – Signed
SB 14 Performance-Based Budgeting – Vetoed

Chamber-opposed

SB 469 Superstores Land Use Development Review – Vetoed
SB 931 Payroll Card – Vetoed

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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region.  For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.


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