Legislative Updates

SCGMA continues to be engaged in all impactful legislative proceedings and remains focused on promoting and protecting our contractors and our industry. We are pleased to announce Union Contractor Voice, a grassroots platform dedicated to California Union-signatory construction employers. We will use the platform to focus on the most pressing issues impacting the Union construction industry and empower Union contractors, large and small alike, to take action. This new tool will ensure that the unique, collective voice of California’s Union-signatory contractors is heard.

Now contractors have a new and improved way to engage on top legislative issues facing the Union construction industry in the future.

Please take a moment to visit the site and take action regarding our current campaign(s):

  • COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Reinstated (SB 114)

    • On February 9th, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill SB 114 which reinstates up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) for all employees working for California employers who employ more than 25 people.




Other Recent Legislative Updates:

  • AB 1400 and ACA 11

    • AB 1400 is a terrible bill, although it is toothless without Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11 (ACA 11) which puts in place the taxes to fund the program. ACA 11 would increase CA taxes nearly $163 billion per year – predominantly on businesses –to fund the single-payer healthcare system laid out in AB 1400.
  • Executive Order on Use of Project Labor Agreements For Federal Construction Project

    • On February 4th, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring project labor agreements on large scale federal construction projects. Large-scale projects are defined as a “federal construction project within the United States for which the total estimated cost is $35 million or more.” The Order excludes projects funded by grants to non-federal agencies.



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Legislation Summaries and Information



Legislative Resources

  • SCGMA Legislative Report – March 2022 

    • The bill introduction period for the 2022 session of the California State legislature concluded on February 18th. Since that time, we have sifted through the 2000 plus legislative proposals introduced this year to ensure we are actively involved with all that may affect SCGMA members.
  • SCGMA 2021 Legislative Scorecard

    • Despite all the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, SCGMA’s statewide legislative team engaged in all impactful legislative proceedings and stayed focused on promoting and protecting our contractors and our industry.
  • SCGMA Legislative Report – July 2021

    • The California State Legislature has crossed the midway point of the 2021 Legislative Session. Legislators had until June 4th to move sponsored legislation out of their house of origin. Bills that did not clear that hurdle must be shelved for the year. Read the legislative bills and SCGMA’s related stances here.
  • SCGMA Legislative Update – March 2021

    • The bill introduction period for the 2021 Legislative Session concluded on February 19th. Read the legislative bills and SCGMA’s related stances here.
  • SCGMA 2020 End of Year Legislative Report

    • Despite the challenges faced in 2020, SCGMA succeeded in many legislative areas. Find out how SCGMA advocated for its member contractors by reading this report.
  • SCGMA 2020 Legislative Scorecard

    • Catch a glimpse of how SCGMA took a leading role in defeating or amending dozens of measures that would have been harmful to our contractors and the industry overall.