Legislative Updates


Legislative and Regulatory “Breakers” Explored at Manufacturers’ Meeting

Government relations experts from California Manufacturing and Technology Association (CMTA) explained both “Makers” (legislation that promotes manufacturing interests in California) and “Breakers” (legislation that would prevent manufacturing from remaining competitive) at the June 27th meeting of the Manufacturer’s Council of the I.E. (MCIE). The CMTA works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology-based companies.

Robert Spiegel, Vice President, Government Relations (pictured left) and Laurence Gayden, Policy Director of CMTA (pictured right) explained that, with less than a week to the summer recess on July 3rd, dozens of unfinished legislative proposals were being pushed forward.

During the 2024 year, CMTA has worked effectively to impact bills including Manufacturing Tax Credits for equipment purchases, the Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing bill, and the Capital Incentive Investment Program Extension. They have been an important voice related to the prohibition on products containing PFAS’s, widely used in the manufacturing process, criminal background checks for employment, and SB 1434 related to expanded unemployment benefits to striking workers and taxable wage base increases.

For over ten years, the Manufacturers’ Council has partnered with CMTA to provide information on regulatory and legislative issues. Because of this relationship, manufacturing members of the MCIE may present questions and issues to the organization for help and consideration.

For questions and additional information, contact the MCIE through www.mfgcouncilie.com.

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