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  • Chambers Oppose Efforts to Impose Additional, Unworkable Privacy Mandates

    he Santa Maria Valley Chamber partnered with the California Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to respectfully OPPOSE AB 1651 and label it as a Job Killer bill. AB 1651 imposes overly broad requirements on both public and private employers of all sizes, contains unworkable mandates that would in fact invade worker privacy and chill new technologies, and buries employers and employees alike in vast amounts of red tape, and ignores contradictory mandates already in the law. The bill’s punitive enforcement section subjects even the most well-intentioned employer to egregious penalties for any minor, technical violations that will, without question, lead to businesses shutting down and the loss of jobs.

    The letter written in opposition of AB 1651 may be found here.