California Leading Nation Toward More Anti-Business Laws

California has a giant economy, and giant economic problems. But legislators and regulators there keep up the campaign to “be number 1″ in anti-business regulations. The Examiner has a brief roundup:

California is enacting a whopping 725 new state laws, including:

  • AB 715 makes a change to the California Green Building Standards code. The change will require new California buildings to be energy efficient.
  • SB 1449 makes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana an infraction with a penalty of a $100 fine.
  • AB 12 allows foster youth to acquire state services until the age of 21.
  • SB 1399 allows California to medically parole state prison inmates with physical incapacitating conditions and ultimately shifts some of the cost of care to the federal government.

The problem isn’t just California, though. At the national level:

A small-business bill poised to become law includes new tax reporting requirements for rental property owners and a second provision calling for steep increases in fines for any person or business who fails to furnish correct information to the IRS, such as 1099 forms for services and purchases

Here’s to letting business survive in 2011!

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