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Monday, 20 June 2022 10:44

CAA Releases Legislative Update for June

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The California Autobody Association (CAA) updated the status of several bills currently in the California State Legislature.

Legislative Bills
 
The CAA has concerns about the following catalytic converter theft bills.
    
AB 1740 would require core recyclers who accept converters to maintain record of the year, make and model of the vehicle from which converter was removed.

 

Status: Senate.   
 
AB 2407 would require core recyclers who accept converters to obtain thumb prints from seller disposing of catalytic converters. Amendments have been requested to exempt automotive repair dealers from thumb print requirements.

 

Status: Senate. 
 
AB 2682 would require any ARD that installs or replaces a catalytic converter to ensure it is engraved or otherwise marked with a VIN, and a smog station shall visually inspect and notify customers whether or not a converter is engraved with a VIN. The bill also makes it a crime to remove or alter a VIN that has been added to the catalytic converter.

 

Status: Senate. 
 
SB 986 would require core recyclers who accept converters to maintain specified written records, and prohibits a dealer from selling a vehicle unless the converter has been engraved, etched or permanently marked with a VIN.

 

Status: Assembly. 
 
SB 1087 would require core recyclers who accept converters to maintain specified written records, and prohibits any person from purchasing used converter other than a dismantler or auto repair dealer.

 

Status: Assembly. 
 
The CAA has concerns about the following employment bills.
    
AB 1949 would provide for five unpaid days of employee bereavement leave upon the death of a family member.

 

Status: Senate.    
 
AB 2243 was amended to require Cal-OSHA to submit a proposal to the Heath Standards Board to consider revising the heat illness standard.

 

Status: Senate. 
 
SB 1044 would prohibit an employer from taking adverse action against any employee for refusing to report to work because the employee feels unsafe due to a state emergency. 

 

Status: Assembly.  
 
SB 1162 would requires employers of 100 or more workers to publish annual pay data reports by company name. 

 

Status: Assembly. 
    
The CAA supports the following career tech bills.
    
AB 2058 would increase career tech funding to $450 million instead of $300 million annually.

 

Status: Senate.   
 
SB 1351 would establishe the California Youth Apprenticeship Program for the purpose of awarding grant funds.

 

Status: Assembly.  
  
The CAA supports the folliwing employer tax credit bills.
    
SB 1349 would allow for $1,000 state tax credit for each employee hired by employer.

 

Status: Assembly.  
 
AB 1864 would allow for a tax credit against taxes to...


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