30 California Food Producer EDITION 2, 2017 CLFP was actively engaged in many critical policy issues impacting the state’s food processing industry during the end of the 2017 California legislative session, which adjourned on September 15. These issues included energy, federal regulations, labor, water and greenhouse gas reduction fund expenditures. Governor Jerry Brown had until October 15 to sign or veto legislation. In total, 977 bills passed the Legislature and reached the Governor’s desk. Overall, he signed 859 measures and vetoed 118 bills. ENERGY A key energy bill that CLFP opposed was SB 100 (de Leon) which would have mandated that California establish a 50 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2026 and 60 percent by 2030. CLFP is concerned a new renewable generation mandate will lead to significant electricity and natural gas cost impacts for our members. Due to strong opposition, the bill stalled at the end of the legislative session. FEDERAL REGULATIONS CLFP was opposed to SB 49 (de Leon) and worked with an ag and business coalition to help stop the bill on the final day of the legislative session. This measure establishes that existing federal air, climate, water, labor and endangered species regulations are enforceable under state law. The bill intended to maintain current regulations despite any future changes by President Donald Trump. SB 49 would require specific state agencies to enforce California stan- dards to be as stringent as the baseline today to protect against any weakening by the federal government. LABOR CLFP, in conjunction with a large and diverse employer coalition, opposed several labor bills that would increase costs and litigation exposure to employers in the State. In particular, CLFP helped amend Assembly Bill 450 by Assembly Member Chui which prohibits an employer from providing a federal immigration enforcement agent access to a worksite without a properly executed warrant, with limited exceptions. Unless mandated under federal law, AB 450 also prohibits employers from voluntarily consenting to an immigration enforcement agent to access, review, or obtain employee records without a subpoena or court order, with limited exceptions. CLFP and many other business and agricultural groups moved from opposition to “no position” once the bill author removed punitive civil liability language against employers from the bill and also removed the provision requiring the employer to notify the Labor Commission of a federal immigration worksite enforcement action, among other amendments. The bill was approved by the Legislature and was signed by the Governor. CLFP was strongly opposed to AB 1209 (Gonzalez-Fletcher) which imposes a data collection requirement onto employers Legislative By TRUDI HUGHES - CLFP Government Affairs Director Update CLFP took the lead on negotiating amendments on two water conservation measures including SB 606 (Skinner) and AB 1668 (Friedman).