/
Serving the Traffic Safety Industry

The Flasher Barricade Association has been serving the traffic control industry since 1962. See a full list of members.

FBA Members

NEWS OF INTEREST

 

UPCOMING MEETING!

 

APRIL 30 - MAY 2, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

FBA/CAL-ATSSA GOLF TOURNAMENT

TEAL BEND GOLF CLUB, SACRAMENTO

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1

CALTRANS WORKZONE MEMORIAL

WEST STEPS OF THE STATE CAPITOL

 

FRIDAY, MAY 2

CALTRANS / FBA WORKZONE SAFETY CONFERENCE

FBA CONSOLIDATED BOARD/GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

CALTRANS HEADQUARTERS, SACRAMENTO


CLICK "MEETING CALENDAR" FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR GOLF

 

HAVE A QUESTION? EMAIL US AT: info@flasherbarricade.com

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Spring Break Provides Brief Lull

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

  • RAP/RAS Bill Passes 1st Hurdle
  • Bills Set For Week of April 21st
  • Need Extra Time to File Taxes?
  • LA Building Inspector Convicted of Bribe Keeps Pension

While the Legislature enjoys its annual spring break next week, I will be preparing for the following week’s onslaught of hearings that will contain dozens of bills in each committee! As you may recall, the deadline for bills to pass out of their house of origin’s policy committee is May 2nd for bills with a fiscal impact to the state and May 9th for all others.  Since that means each policy committee will only have 2 or 3 hearings prior to the deadlines, dozens of bills will be heard at each hearing.  ‘Good government’ at work!

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Resolution Would Back Union Jobs

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

  • Bills Set For Hearing Next Week
  • CSLB’s Spring, 2014 Newsletter
  • IRS2Go 4.0 Smartphone App Downloads Surpass 2.3 Million
  • DIR Posts Changes to Northern California Laborers’ Prevailing Wage Rate

As John Ortiz of the Sacramento Bee reported this morning:

Technically, House Resolution 29 is nothing more than an opinion that Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez wants to put to a vote. But business interests with a stake in lucrative government contracts and local agencies struggling to control costs say it’s more: A de facto anti-outsourcing pledge.

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Legislature Finally Starts to Ramp Up

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

  • Website Goes Live
  • Follow up on Two Bills
  • Bills Set Next Week
  • CAL OSHA Launches 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
  • IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service

Website Goes Live
Before I begin, my new website FINALLY has gone live.  It needs some tweaks still, but has come a long way.  In the next week or so I will be providing you with your access code to log in to your specific page on my site.  Your specific page will contain much more detailed information on the bills I’m tracking on your behalf and lots of other important information.  So too, I will be ascertaining how best to contact you with important information that you ‘need to know’ as quickly as possible.  These delivery choices will include, Tweets, Texts’, emails and possibly other mechanism recommended by my publicist and/or you who make requests to me.  The bottom line, I want to ensure you have the latest information at your fingertips as quickly as possible.  By the way, go to www.pvgov.com to take a look.  This process took much longer than I had hoped, but the basic foundation is now ready and the other ‘pieces/parts’ will be in-place shortly.

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Short-term Solutions Being Pursued
to Deal with Transportation Fiscal Cliff

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

As John Ortiz of the Sacramento Bee reported this morning:

Technically, House Resolution 29 is nothing more than an opinion that Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez wants to put to a vote.

But business interests with a stake in lucrative government contracts and local agencies struggling to control costs say it’s more: A de facto anti-outsourcing pledge.

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Co-Sponsoring two important employer bills with Cal Chamber

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

  • More News From CARB on upcoming regulations

Each year I work closely with the California Chamber of Commerce to sponsor important employer-protection bills.  Following are the highlights of two of them:

AB 2095 (WAGNER) EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: ITEMIZED STATEMENTS

AB 2095 will discourage bad faith litigation regarding alleged technical violations of an itemized wage statement that do not harm the employee.  Labor Code Section 226 sets forth eight categories of information that must be included in an itemized wage statement provided to the employee.  The intent and purpose of this information is to notify the employee of who his/her employer is, and how their wages were calculated. 

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Bills Introduced as Deadline Passes

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate

Also In This Update

  • Follow up on Contractor Prevailing Wage/Public Work Annual Registration Fee
  • CSLB Accomplishments
  • Update on March 6th Excavation Hearing
  • News From the Air Resources Board

Update on My 21st Century Reporting to You
First and foremost, I reported several weeks ago that I had hired a publicist to “drag” me into the 21st Century to provide you with new, more assessable forms of media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to better convey important information you need to know.  So too, this new approach will be able to offer personal choices in terms of the method you wish to have me use to convey information to you and your staff; AND, even more importantly, to allow you to pick and choose the specific types of information you have an interest in receiving.  

I have received the draft of the new website and have been aggressively working with my publicist to roll the new service out within the next two weeks.  Stay tuned.

Read More

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

© 2014 Flasher Barricade Association