WITH AB 199 CLEARING LABOR COMMITTEE, ITS TIME FOR BIA MEMBERS TO ACT NOW
Strong industry presence voices opposition at hearing, but the need to step up our efforts is critical
AB 199, the prevailing wage bill authored by Assembly Member Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) passed out of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee last Wednesday. The homebuilding industry showed up in droves - to the tune of 250 individuals, including many North State BIA members - to voice its opposition. But we need to do more to fight against this bill which, if enacted, would lead to an increase of a staggering 40% to 50% per new home built in California, rendering many new home projects completely unfeasible.To that end, our partners at CBIA have outlined a couple very helpful steps that all BIA members can and should take in the fight against AB 199.
One important way in which you can do this is by visiting your local Assembly Member’s office and letting him/her know clearly how bad this bill is for California’s homebuilding industry. This fact sheet is a great resource that you can use to educate yourself on the matter to be able to effectively communicate the negative impact AB 199 presents for us.
CBIA has also asked for members to add their voice and to share it with others by clicking here, where you can find out more about our broad opposition effort, the Coalition for Affordable, Reliable, and Equitable Housing.
Finally, if you have not done so already, please sign the online petition and encourage your employees to do the same by visiting the official website for the NO on AB 199 effort.
Thank you for your support.