Media Advisory: Legislative Republicans to Hold Press Conference Supporting Small Business

Republicans will unveil legislation to fight retail theft, avert a small-business tax increase and give consumers a sales tax holiday. 

SACRAMENTO – Wednesday, February 21 at 9am, Republican lawmakers will join small-businesses owners, advocates and law enforcement on the West Steps of the Capitol for a press conference announcing legislation to support small businesses. Speakers will highlight the challenges of operating a small business in California, including high taxes, heavy-handed regulations, rising costs and crime.  Lawmakers will present a series of bills to address those issues and make California a better place to start and grow a business. 


A press conference to announce a package of bills to support small businesses in California. Legislation will include: 

  • AB 1845 (Alanis) – Grants to Investigate and Prosecute Retail Theft
  • AB 1894 (Ta) – Right to Cure Act
  • AB 1972 (Alanis) – New Ways to Fight Cargo Theft
  • AB 2030 (Davies) – Help California Businesses Compete for State Contracts 
  • AB 2274 (Dixon) – Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
  • SB 928 (Niello) – Make Organized Retail Theft Law Permanent
  • SB 1259 (Niello) – Leveling the Playing Field for Businesses to Build in California
  • ACA 19 (Gallagher) – Unemployment Insurance Debt Relief


  • Assembly Republican Leader James Gallagher (Yuba City)
  • Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones (R-San Diego)
  • El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson
  • Sutter County Supervisor Karm Bains
  • National Federation of Independent Business California State Director John Kabateck
  • Assemblyman Juan Alanis (R-Modesto)
  • Assemblyman Tri Ta (R-Westminster)
  • Assemblywoman Diane Dixon (R-Newport Beach)
  • Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel)
  • Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno)
  • Assemblyman Bill Essayli (R-Corona)
  • Assemblywoman Kate Sanchez (R-Rancho Santa Margarita)
  • Senator Brian Dahle (R-Bieber)
  • Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Huntington Beach)
  • Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa)
  • Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murietta)
  • Minority Small-Business Owners


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

9:00 a.m.


State Capitol – West Steps

Sacramento, CA


California small businesses are struggling with high taxes, soaring crime and crushing regulations. They need relief from Sacramento. 


The press conference will be livestreamed HERE