» From Assemblymember Mike Gatto

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Small Business Advisory Commission

Last January, I organized my first Small Business Advisory Commission. The result was momentous.

The Commission voted unanimously to ask me to introduce AB 227, a bill which would reform Proposition 65 to protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits. Gov. Brown signed AB 227 into law earlier this year, becoming only the second substantive amendment to Prop. 65 in its nearly 30-year history.

Such success has inspired me, which is why I’m seeking applications from local business owners to serve on the 2014 Small Business Advisory Commission.

The Commission will meet several times in the months ahead, with the goal of formulating one or more legislative proposals that I will introduce in the upcoming legislative session.

Listening to those who have been shortchanged by the law first-hand is an imperative and sacred duty of lawmakers. I am proud of the historic achievement of last year’s Commission and look forward to working with the 2014 Commission.

Individuals interested in participating on the Commission should email me at Assemblymember.Gatto@assembly.ca.gov with the subject line Business Commission.

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