NFIB Reacts to Governor Brown Signing SB 1383

Date: September 19, 2016

National Federation of Independent Business/California
Contact: Shawn Lewis (916) 342-9315; 
[email protected]

NFIB Reacts to Governor Brown Signing SB 1383
This bill adds to cost of doing business in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 19, 2016 – Following Governor Jerry Brown signing Senate Bill 1383 (Lara) today, NFIB California State Executive Director Tom Scott issued the following statement on behalf of our 22,000 small business members:

“SB 1383 (Lara) creates an inconsistent, new climate change policy which will further increase the cost of doing business in California, especially for our agricultural economy. This mandated 40% reduction in methane and 50% reduction in anthropogenic black carbon gas represents a direct assault on California’s dairy industry and will hurt manufacturing by creating an arbitrary limit on natural gasses which dissipate quickly. The process by which this bill developed is also troubling; complex amendments were taken in the final hours of the legislative session, barring small business owners from understanding the impacts of this bill and voicing their strong opposition.

“We are deeply disappointed Governor Brown signed this bill since it will lead to job loss and potentially increased pollution as affected industries are forced to relocate to neighboring states with more relaxed environmental laws.”


For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members nationally, with over 22,000 in California. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. To learn more visit

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