California League of Food Processors 31 to collect and report data to the state pertaining to the mean and median salaries of men and women with the same job. Then, the bill requires the information be publicly posted onto a website. The purpose of this measure is to publicly shame employers for wage disparities. AB 1209 passed the Legislature, but the Governor vetoed this bill. WATER CONSERVATION CLFP took the lead on negotiating amendments on two water conservation measures including SB 606 (Skinner) and AB 1668 (Friedman). The amendments ensure that industrial process water will not be subject to volumetric reduction targets or performance measures. This was a big win for CLFP and all industrial water users. CLFP effectively argued that process water is essential to all aspects of manufacturing processes including maintaining product quality and safety. Efforts to limit the use of process water will adversely impact the State’s economy by reducing productivity as well as jeopardizing the health and safety of products. Both bills were held in the legislature and will be taken up in 2018. GREEN HOUSE REDUCTION FUND (GGRF) EXPENDITURES On September 16, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law directing approximately $1.5 billion in expenditures generated from Cap-and-Trade auction revenues, including funding for agriculture and food processors, in addition to other budget spending. The legislation, AB 109 and AB 134, allocates the incentives from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the agricultural sector including $60 million through the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission for food processors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CLFP’s Legislative Affairs Committee meets via teleconfer- ence each month during the legislative session. If you would like more information about this committee, contact Trudi Hughes at or (916) 640-8150. (925) 787-3628