Key Items for OSCC in coming week (April 6 - 10):
April 10 (Friday) is the first major deadline of the 2015 session! All bills must be posted for a committee vote by midnight on Friday in order to survive for the session. This is typically where we see at least half of all legislation die. This whittles down the playing field significantly for potential legislation.
OSCC will issue a report to its members regarding which bills will not move any further this session. It’s our hope that a majority of the anti-business bills do not move forward, however, we caution that most of the bills OSCC opposes will at least get scheduled for a committee vote.
OSCC Anticipates Getting Engaged in the Following Issues in April:
With the new official cost projections on paid sick leave coming out of the Legislative Revenue Office, we will want to make sure we are talking about the cost of paid sick leave. We have never had the benefit of quantifiable cost information on a new proposed regulation like this. This is very significant.
OSCC will issue new talking points and message templates on paid sick leave to share with your legislators. We need to be talking about the cost now that we have the official figures.