Campbell (R-Irvine) is an Assemblyman representing the 70th
in Orange County. Mr. Campbell is the Vice-Chairman of the Assembly
Budget Committee. He is the only CPA in the California State
and recently received a national award as Freshman Republican
Legislator of the Year. He represents the cities of Newport
Laguna Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Laguna
Woods and Lake Forest. He can be reached through his Assembly
and through the website
for his California Senate campaign. [go to Campbell index]
Where's the AG?, Repealing bad law...
[John Campbell] 2/23/04
Francisco: The media are all abuzz about the gay "marriages" going
on at the instruction of the Mayor of San Francisco. Although
this is partly about marriage it is even more about the rule
of law. The people overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 22 back
in 2000 which established that marriage in this state shall only
be between a man and a woman. The measure carried in 52 of the
58 counties in this state. The issue has been decided. It is
settled. But the cultural left is so consumed with hubris that
they believe that voters are ignorant. Therefore the left must
be masters and controllers of the unintellectual populace. In
this case, they do so by defiantly ignoring the law. State Attorney
General Bill Lockyer should immediately step in and declare these "marriages" invalid.
But he has been quiet. However, when the "groping" allegations
of Governor Schwarzenegger emerged from 4 people, (two of whom
would not even give their names) the Attorney General immediately
swooped into action to put the full force of his office into
action of behalf of this smear. This stuff can really make you
mad. But, the good news is that the people are winning out there
and the liberals are losing. And we must keep it that way.
that time again when we legislators introduce bills for the
Over the next couple of weeks I will let you
know what I am introducing this year. Things will be very different
now that Arnold Schwarzenegger occupies the corner office and
not Gray Davis. But Democrats still control the legislature,
so passing bills will still be an uphill battle for any Republican.
Five of the "new" bills I will introduce this year
are not creating any new laws. They will repeal laws that are
currently on the books. Some of these laws were passed as recently
as last fall in the final days of the Davis administration. Here
are those 5 bills:
Repeal last year's SB 796 which created the so-called "bounty
hunter" law where employers can be sued for any variance
from the many-inch thick labor code no matter how technical the
variation and even if no one was harmed. This law sets a specific
damage amount and allows attorneys to take 25% of it. I am carrying
the repeal of this bill on behalf of Governor Schwarzenegger.
Repeals the so-called "sweatshop labor" bill
which defines "sweatshop labor" to be anything that
is nonunion and/or doesn't offer domestic partnership benefits,
amongst other ridiculous provisions. Almost everyone reading
this works in or runs a "sweatshop" under this definition.
2195 - Repeal of a bill which raised worker's compensation
rates for temporary employment agencies by requiring them to
pay based on the rating of the place they are located rather
than the employment agency which employs them. This law has been
a major factor in the financial difficulties being faced by this
2034 - Repeal of a bill which required supervisory and other
nonunion employees to join the union or pay union dues if the
people they supervise are in a union. This was a blatant bill
to get more money into union coffers to spend in more elections.
2221 - This bill requires contracts to be printed in up to
5 foreign languages if employees speak with customers in any
of those languages. So, managers, financial institutions, attorneys,
etc., will now be unable to read any of these contracts.
bills next week.