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Newsletter|May 22, 2023

May’s Government Affairs Update

AGC of California's latest government affairs news and updates.

The contractor’s voice in Sacramento

As AGC of California’s 2023 Legislative Summit came to a close on the floor of the Assembly, AGC of California members were able to reflect on two days of meetings with California’s top political leadership. Recently announced gubernatorial candidate, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, opened the summit before AGC of California members embarked on over 30 meetings with key legislative offices.

AGC of California advocated for legislation addressing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) streamlining, project delivery, infrastructure funding and construction safety, among others. During the event, contractors were able to strengthen relationships with officials that represent their regions, inviting them on job walks and office visits, and further educating a new generation of legislators on the needs and complexities of California’s construction industry. To view our photo gallery for this event, click here.

Help grow contractor’s political might

Strengthen the political might of the California contractor by participating in AGC of California’s most impactful political fundraiser of the year. On July 22 & 23, join AGC of California leadership in Truckee during the PGA Barracuda Championship, and take part in a political fundraiser designed to grow the AGC PAC, and contractor’s political voice, to even greater levels.

To register for this event, click here. Contact Chris O’Connor at OConnorC@agc-ca.org for more information.

New resource: Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) FAQ

Have questions about CARB’s newly adopted ACF regulation? Check out our new FAQ. It explains who the regulation applies to, the three ways to comply, and the exemption/extensions that are available.

Please contact Mary Alyssa Rancier, senior policy coordinator, at RancierM@agc-ca.org for more information.

New resource: In-use off-road diesel bulletin

Seeking to understand more about CARB’s amendments to the in-use off-road diesel regulation? Check out our new bulletin. In it, we discuss and explain the amendments in a format that is easily digestible.

Please contact Mary Alyssa Rancier, senior policy coordinator, at RancierM@agc-ca.org if you have any questions.

Cal/OSHA looks to implement heat illness prevention in indoor places of employment

On March 31, 2023, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board put forward a proposed rulemaking on heat illness prevention in indoor places of employment. This proposed rulemaking can potentially have an impact on the construction industry, and AGC of California is monitoring this regulation closely.

If you have any questions on the proposed rulemaking or would like to know more information about the potential impacts contact Tresten Keys, safety and regulatory affairs manager, at KeysT@agc-ca.org.

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