Analysis: Which proposed bills help, hinder, small businesses

by John Seiler | March 23, 2015 4:43 pm

Gas+PricesAmong the approximately 2,000 bills considered in the California Legislature this year, many affect small businesses. Here’s the analysis of four by the National Federation of Independent Business California[1]:

Assembly Bill 23[2] and Senate Bill 5[3], the Affordable Gas Tax for Families Act. The bills are sponsored, respectively, by Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno; and state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford. The NFIB/CA supports the bills, which in its analysis would:

Unless the tax exemption is passed, according to a recent study[4] by the California Drivers Alliance, the tax potentially could kill over 18,000 jobs and $2.9 billion in economic output in 2015.

Tax Holiday

AB1280[5]: Small Business Tax Holiday. It’s by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, R-San Diego. The NFIB/CA is a sponsor of the bill, which in its analysis:

Double Pay

AB67[6], the Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015. It’s by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. The NFIB/CA opposes the bill, which in its analysis:

  1. National Federation of Independent Business California:
  2. Assembly Bill 23:
  3. Senate Bill 5:
  4. recent study:
  5. AB1280:
  6. AB67:

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