What is the Keep California Working Act?
The Keep California Working Act, otherwise known as Senate Bill 74, is a bipartisan small business relief package spearheaded by Senators Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), and Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach). The bill invests $2.6 billion in grants for small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.
What does the bill text say?
For the current text of the Keep California Working Act, click here.
Who is supporting the Keep California Working Act?
United Chamber Advocacy Network (UCAN)
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB)
Salinas United Business Association (SUBA)
City of Clovis
California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)
California Building Industry Association (CBIA)
California Restaurant Association
Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Fresno Chamber of Commerce
Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce
Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Orange County Business Council (OCBC)
The T-Shirt Company at Laguna Beach
Town of Mammoth Lakes
County of Fresno
County of Lake
County of San Benito
County of Tuolumne
County of Yuba
Tulare County Supervisor Dennis Townsend
Tulare County Supervisor Amy Shuklian
Who is co-authoring the Keep California Working Act?
Senators Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) have joint authored the measure, and Senate co-authors include Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Richard Roth (D-Riverside), Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), Tom Umberg (D-Orange County), Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), Brian Dahle (R-Bieber), Brian Jones (R-Santee), Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).
Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) is a principal co-author of the measure, and Assembly co-authors include Assembly Members Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals), Phillip Chen (R-Brea), Steven S. Choi (R-Irvine), Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel), Heath Flora (R-Ripon), Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield), James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta), Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R-Apple Valley), Randy Voepel (R-Santee), Suzette Martinez Valladares (R-Santa Clarita), Mike Gipson (D-Carson), Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), Chad Mayes (I-Yucca Valley), Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), James C. Ramos (D-Highland) and Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton).