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Protecting California’s #1 Industry SM 2013 DFA/SCTC Convention

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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2013 DFA/SCTC Convention
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM CA Politics A look at the numbers
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM Feb. 2000 Nov. 2012 Voter Registration Numbers
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM State Senate Supermajority Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM Assembly Supermajority Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM What does a Supermajority mean? Political party in power can: Override vetoes Sidestep legislative deadlines and rules More easily put constitutional changes on the ballot before voters Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM Power to the Mods Moderates will be STRONG and their caucuses will be more important than ever Asm. Perea (D) head of the New Democrats Latino Caucus (28 members) Role for GOP? Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • SM Advocacy in Action 2012 & 2013 Legislative Analysis
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2012 Victories Heat Illness: Successfully secured two vetoes Prop. 37: Defeat of labeling measure Prop. 65 (Sulfur Dioxide): Secured interpretive guidance from OEHHA preventing dried fruit from having to warn for use of sulfur dioxide due to scientific evidence demonstrating lack of presence on fruit 2012 Challenges Nitrates: Governor appointed stakeholder committee Prop. 65: Continued litigation & listing of chemicals widely used in food production
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2012 List of Sample Issues Cap & TradeBPAAnimal Welfare Prop. 65Ag OffsetsSCBG Heat IllnessTractor RuleVAPG Overtime WagesViolence at Livestock Facilities All FormsHealth CareFarm Bill CDFA BudgetTaxesCapper-Volstead Utility RatesRural Fire FeeWorkers Comp WDRState BudgetCargo Securement
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM Potential Legislative Agenda for 2013 Oil severance taxes End Prop 13 cap on commercial property Eliminate tax breaks for enterprise zones Scholarships for middle-class students School safety/preparedness Assault weapons
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM Governors Agenda Business & regulatory relief Water High speed rail Education State Budget
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  • 2013 Legislative Session Water Quality: AB 115(Perea Fresno): Improves access to funding for disadvantaged communities AB 118 (Alejo- Watsonville): Addresses eligibility requirements regarding the states drinking water revolving fund AB 119 (Alejo Watsonville): Tax on drinking water treatment devices to pay for enforcement at DPH AB 69(Perea Fresno): Spot bill regarding Nitrate in groundwater AB 145 (Perea Watsonville): Moves the state drinking water revolving fund from DPH to state water board. Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • SM 2013 Legislative Session Labor: SB 25 (Steinberg Sacramento): Allows a union certified as a collective bargaining agent before 2003 to immediately force an employer into mandatory mediation even if the union has not successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement. SB 168(Monning Carmel): Any successor to a farm labor contractor that owed wages or penalties to employees could be liable for those fees. AB 729 (Hernandez West Covina): Allows union agents the privilege to refuse to disclose confidential information.
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2013 Legislative Session Climate Change: AB 26(Bonilla Concord): Spot bill AB 153(Bonilla Concord): Forces ARB to adopt protocols for offsets Prop 65: SB 650 (Lieu Torrance): Spot bill AB 227(Gatto Burbank): Those in violation of providing Prop 65 warnings would only have 14 days to demonstrate that the violation has been corrected.
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  • 2013 Regulatory Outlook Prop. 65 Chemicals up for potential listing Carbaryl: walnuts, blueberries, peaches Diuron: blueberries, grapes Kresoxim-methyl: grapes, raisins Metham sodium: general soil fumigant Myclobutanil: apricots, grapes, raisins Ochratoxin-A: raisins Oryzalin: apricots, figs, blueberries, grapes, pistachios Propylene oxide: almonds, walnuts Resmethrin: almonds, figs, grapes Spiroldiclofen: almonds, peaches, pistachios Vinclozolin: wine grapes Protecting Californias #1 Industry
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  • SM Building Bridges
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2012 Tours & Briefings Tours: Pacific Coast Producers (Woodland, CA): CalEPA Undersecretary Gordon Burns CDFA Undersecretary Sandy Schubert OEHHA Director George Alexeeff Briefing: New Dems Briefing Regarding Cap & Trade (Fresno, CA): Asm. Henry T. Perea hosted cap & trade informational briefing in Fresno to highlight the cost of the regulation on food processors in his district.
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM 2013 Legislative Tours January 31: New Dems February 12: Asm. Tony Mendoza March 14: Asm. Toni Atkins
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry SM Opportunities to Work with the Administration Prop. 65 Decreasing the Cost of Compliance for Water Permits Irrigated Lands Wastewater Discharge Requirements NPDES Cap & Trade Regulations & Revenues Move into high leakage category Utilizing revenues to reduce costs of regulation
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  • Protecting Californias #1 Industry Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet Suspendisse nec nisi eget leo feugiat egestas ac sit amet nisl. SM Advocacy is Crucial 39 NEW members out of 120 legislators Strong need for education & outreach, particularly on ag issues Term limits for new members --12 yrs
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  • SM Thank you Emily Rooney, President Agricultural Council of CA 916-443-4887