- The voice of valley business
- 32 organizations
- 21,000 businesses strong
- Keeping business moving
We advocate on behalf of
business on the Federal, State and local levels. United Chambers of Commerce
encourages the development of new business ventures in the community
and supports the growth of the existing commercial base. United Chambers
provides a community network amongst Chambers, businesses and
government to advocate on behalf of local concerns.
2014 Positions Taken:
February 10, 2014
Support: Williams Homes Winnetka Project
Build 68 single family detached homes on Winnetka Avenue between Chase and Parthenia. The project will create hundreds of jobs, bring in millions of dollars in economic activity as well as beautify the neighborhood. Williams Homes also proposes to improve the street frontages along Winnetka Avenue and Penfield Avenue as well as improve the Winnetka Recreation Center.
April 21, 2014
Support: AB 1839
Amends the Revenue and Taxation code to expand and improve the California Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This act will protect valuable professional jobs and stimulate stable economic growth in the film and television industries.
May 19, 2014
Support: SB 1264
Help lessen the financial burden for new teachers and help currently credentialed teachers who wish to pursue an added authorization in a special and focused content area.
Support: SB 923
Establish the Educational Apprenticeship Innovation Prize with at least two years of apprenticeship in grades 11th and 12th. This will provide high school students the opportunity to find employment.
Support: SB 1446
Allow a small employer that does not qualify as a grandfathered health plan to be renewed until a specified date and to continue to be in force until a specified date.
Support: SB 1034
Prohibits group health care service plan contracts and group health insurance policies from imposing any waiting or affiliation period.
Oppose: AB 2617
Prohibit a person from requiring a waiver of the protections afforded under those provisions including the right to file and pursue a civil action or complaint.
Support: AB 2688
Permit a person to raise as an affirmative defense that at the time of an alleged violation of statute or regulation in a judicial or administrative proceeding the person was acting in good faith.
June 2, 2014
Support: AB 1839 – TAXATION: CREDITS: QUALIFIED MOTION PICTURES
June 16, 2014
Oppose: AB 503 – Health Facilities – Community Benefits
This is an unreasonable and costly attempt to redefine charity care for all hospitals, and community benefit standards of nonprofit hospitals in California. The bill would negatively impact the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and would result in cuts to a wide variety of community health care services.
Oppose: SB 935 – Minimum Wage – Annual Adjustment
Unfairly increases employer costs by increasing the minimum wage to $13.00 by 2017 and then increased thereafter according to the Consumer Price index.
Oppose: SB 1021 – School Districts – Parcel Taxes
Spilt Roll: Discriminates against commercial property through spilt roll by allowing a school district to impose a higher parcel tax against commercial property as opposed to residential property
Oppose: AB 2416 – Liens – Laborers & Employees
Unproven Wage Liens: Creates a dangerous and unfair precedent in the wage and hour arena by allowing employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged yet unproven wage claims.