SACRAMENTO – On June 3, 2021, Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) and other Assembly Republicans were successful in stopping legislation advanced by the majority party in Sacramento that would have imposed a costly excise tax on firearms, and several bills proposing more burdensome environmental regulation and red tape on businesses.
“Despite the fact that California is ranked one of the worst states to do business in the nation and we have one of the highest costs of living, the super majority in Sacramento continues to push forward legislation that would make matters worse.” Said Dahle. “Even in the wake of an international pandemic when our businesses are hanging on by a thread, the majority party continues to push forward bills that aggravate these issues. I have, and will continue, to oppose legislation that makes it harder for businesses to survive in our state, and tax increases on our already over-taxed constituents. For now we have stopped these bills, but we must remain vigilant to stave off further attempts by the majority party that will only make life more expensive for Californians.”
The following bills were successfully stopped on the Assembly floor:
- AB 1395 would have imposed more misguided environmental regulations that are unachievable.
- AB 1223 would impose an excise tax on firearms and ammunition.
- AB 1371 would ban the use of certain packaging materials by small and large online retailers, dramatically increasing the cost to businesses and consumer prices.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle represents the 1st Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes portions of Butte and Placer counties, along with Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou counties.