SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today announced that he is one of only 29 lawmakers in 2016 to be recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his perfect vote record in support of California small businesses.
“Getting our friends and neighbors back to work has been, and remains, one of my top priorities,” said Morrell. “As a small business owner for over 25 years, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the state’s many regulations and high taxes. We still have much to do on this front, but I am proud to stand with my colleagues as we strive to make California a place where every entrepreneur and motivated individual has an opportunity to prosper and succeed.”
Each year, NFIB publishes a legislative “Voting Record,” evaluating Senators and Assemblymembers on their commitment to protecting small business owners in California. Issues considered on the 2016 list ranged from expansive and costly environmental mandates (SB 32) to laws that create employment barriers to entry-level workers (SB 3), both of which were opposed by Morrell. NFIB also included SB 269, a measure co-authored by Morrell to spare small business owners from frivolous lawsuits.
Morrell’s record this past year earned him a place in NFIB’s “100% Club,” a designation given to less than a quarter of legislators during the second half of the 2015-16 legislative session. The entire scorecard, including bills, can be viewed here.