September 9, 2021
California Federation of Republican Women
Sue Blair, President
Submitted by the CFRW Legislative Analyst Committee
Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty,
Val Emick, and Theresa Speake
Recall Update – With only one week to go, we encourage all of you to be active with your local GOP and other recall groups. Volunteer to make phone calls and knock on doors! This is how our opponents took Calif. away from us, and this is how we will take it back!
The media wants you to think the recall is a lost cause… but if Democrats weren’t worried, the President and VP wouldn’t be out here stumping for Newsom with everything else going on that they SHOULD be attending to. (probably ordered to do so by Madam Pelosi). There is a good chance we can replace Newsom by around this time next week!
AB 994 – The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law, generally define “gross income” as income from whatever source derived except as specifically excluded. This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2021 and before January 1, 2026, would exclude under both laws, from gross income the amount of a grant awarded pursuant to the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. A break for business in California. Still in Committee.
AB 1084, Gender neutral retail departments- Existing law, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, specifies that all persons within the jurisdiction of the state are free and equal, and no matter their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status, are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind.
This bill would require a retail department store that is physically located in California that has a total of 500 or more employees across all California retail department store locations that sells childcare items or toys to maintain a gender neutral section or area, to be labeled at the discretion of the retailer, in which a reasonable selection of the items and toys for children that it sells shall be displayed, regardless of whether they have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys.
Beginning on January 1, 2024, the bill would make a retail department store that fails to comply with these provisions liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for a first violation or $500 for a subsequent violation, as provided. Status: Passed the Assembly and the Senate. Being prepared for submittal to the Governor.
FYI- SB 9 and SB 10, two bills we have written about previously that will forever change the housing landscape in CA., by virtually eliminating R-1 zoning and will turn many neighborhoods into mixed single and multi-family neighborhoods, have both passed in the Senate and the Assembly, and are awaiting the Governor’s signature. It is shocking that any Republicans supported these bills, but some did.
AB 37– Mail-in Ballots- This bill, similar to SB 29, extends the practice of sending mail in ballots to every registered voter for all elections, whether requested or not. Status: This bill has passed in both the Assembly and Senate and is awaiting the Governor’s signature.
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