Tuesday, August 2, 2011
UPDATE: AB 350 - Are You Kidding Me? Help BOMA Defeat This Measure!
BOMA San Francisco Members:
UPDATE - August 2, 2011
HAVE YOU JOINED THE NO ON AB 350 COALITION? Click here to learn more and to TAKE ACTION - SIGN UP TODAY!
BOMA San Francisco members from BOMA's Government and Public Affairs Committee (GAPAC) and Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) met with State Senator Mark Leno to relay their concern regarding California Assembly Bill 350 (AB 350).
It was a productive discussion and one that may yield a number of amendments to AB 350 that will make it somewhat palatable to BOMA California members. Stay tuned!
While BOMA California - of which BOMA San Francisco is a member - opposes the bill outright, we all understand the value of collaboration and open discussion. Indeed, we thank Senator Leno and his staff for their time and kind consideration of BOMA California's concerns regarding AB 350.
UPDATE - July 20, 2011
We appreciate the Senator's time and we look forward to working with him and our Bay Area elected leaders in the California Legislature on this measure.
Original Post - July 12, 2011
Would you buy a home if you were forced to hire the gardener and babysitter of the previous owner? That's exactly what AB 350 would do.
California's economy is still struggling. Unemployment is near 12%. The legislature has real problems to address, like creating jobs and reviving our economy. But instead of solving real problems, some legislators are pushing misguided legislation - AB 350 by Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) - that puts government in charge of who private businesses can hire. AB 350 forces businesses to discriminate against their current employees and seriously erodes businesses' ability to control the quality of their work product.