Sacramento, CA, Sept. 17, 2018 – In response to Governor Brown’s signing of SB 946 (Lara), the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, today, and AB 2184 (Chiu), the Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, late Friday, Gina Da Silva, Government Affairs Director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, issued the following statement.
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AB 2184 (Chiu), The Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, strengthens economic opportunity, expanding access to local business licenses to all Californians, including people who do not have a social security number. CIPC and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights sponsored this measure.
SB 946 (Lara), the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, protects vulnerable sidewalk vendors and creates new opportunity for entrepreneurship and economic mobility while still preserving local control. This measure was advanced by the California Street Vendor Campaign.