California Policy Statements

Browse the full list of our regulatory comments and legislative testimony below.

jueves, mayo 16, 2024 | CA
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Small Business Majority signed on to a letter with 15 other California organizations and advocates to support AB 3129 (Wood), which would extend the California Attorney General’s oversight authority to private equity and hedge fund acquisitions of healthcare facilities including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and physician groups.

viernes, marzo 1, 2024 | CA

Small Business Majority is enacting a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is recognized as the lifeforce of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. Our state’s 4.1 million small businesses employ 7.5 million people, which amounts to nearly half of the private workforce.  

martes, febrero 13, 2024 | CA
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On February 13, 2024, California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist testified before the Assembly Committee On Jobs, Economic Development and The Economy and Budget Subcommittee No. 5 to demonstrate the importance of equitable distribution of SSBCI dollars, and encourage the state’s continued investment in diverse technical assistance resources.
 

miércoles, septiembre 27, 2023 | CA
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On September 27, Small Business Majority joined the Responsible Business Lending Coalition in filing an amicus brief, alongside Public Counsel, U.C. Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity, and the Office of Kat Taylor, before the Central District of California in support of a California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) regulation requiring sales-based financing providers to disclosure their APRs and other costs to small business borrowers.

lunes, septiembre 18, 2023 | CA
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More than 80 small business owners and advocates signed on to Small Business Majority's letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom in support of passing SB 33, which preserves a cornerstone of SB 1235 by requiring APR disclosure for all commercial financing products. These protections were set to expire in 2024, but SB 33 will eliminate the sunset date and guarantee continued transparency for businesses.

viernes, agosto 18, 2023 | CA
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Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 716 (Boerner Horvath), which will prevent consumers from being charged an out-of-network surprise bill for ground ambulance services, both emergency and non-emergency, and protect uninsured Californians from being charged inflated ambulance rates.

martes, junio 20, 2023 | CA

Small Business Majority submitted testimony to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of SB 33, which would protect SB 1235’s most critical protection: disclosure of the Annual Percentage Rate (APR).

martes, abril 11, 2023 | CA
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On April 11, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist testified before the Assembly Committee on Arts, Tourism, Sports and Entertainment in support of AB 1669, legislation that would establish the California Historically Significant District Program, an important program that can revitalize and support historically and culturally significant commercial corridors and small businesses in the state.

martes, abril 4, 2023 | CA
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On April 4, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist submitted a letter in support of AB 1392, legislation that would require large hospitals to submit a plan to the California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to increase procurement from minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprises.

martes, abril 4, 2023 | CA
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On April 4, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist submitted a letter in support of AB 1669, legislation that would establish the California Historically Significant District Program, an important program that can revitalize and support historically and culturally significant commercial corridors and small businesses in the state. 

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