Senator Bob Huff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2015
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
California Business Owners Salute Senator Huff
Small Business Job Creators Award Huff with Perfect Score
SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) has been awarded a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB California) in the latest voting record compiled for the 2014 legislative session. The 100-percent score follows on the heels of a perfect ranking awarded to Senator Huff by the California Chamber of Commerce last year. He earned top honors in the Chamber’s “Best Business Votes” category.
Senator Huff earned the NFIB’s high score by supporting or opposing “key bills that have been voted on by the Legislature that affect small businesses.” He supported business-friendly measures designed to create jobs and opportunities, and opposed measures that sought to increase the cost of doing business in California.
“Senator Huff’s support and understanding for California’s small business owners cannot be understated – and he has done an exceptional job leading his caucus in the fight for Main Street,” said John Kabateck, Executive Director, NFIB/California. “Senator Huff understands the need for new jobs in California and knows the business-friendly steps that need to be taken and policies that need to be adopted to realize this goal. He is a small business owner who understands the needs of California’s biggest job creators.”
The NFIB Legislative Voting Record for 2014 contains key votes on 14 bills, and the NFIB says Senator Huff’s voting record on these measures provides “a critical evaluation of a legislator’s attitude toward small business.”
Senator Huff earned his NFIB ranking by supporting measures that sought to provide regulatory relief for small business owners by requiring state agencies to include a standardized impact analysis for all new proposed regulations (AB 1711) and legislation that requires a cost impact analysis on the direct costs of regulations on business (AB 2723).
He also opposed measures to ban the use of plastic bags by retailers and grocers (SB 270) and legislation that sought to increase the state minimum wage to $13 per hour with annual automatic cost-of-living adjustments (SB 935).
“Small business is the number one job creator in California,” said Senator Huff. “They produce roughly half of the private Gross Domestic Product and create about two-thirds of net new jobs annually. The Legislature should be taking actions to support and encourage our small business owners. Instead, they are overtaxed and overregulated to the point where California still suffers from one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation.”
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.