2018 MANUFACTURING ISSUES MODERNIZE CALIFORNIA LAWS FOR LEADING EDGE MANUFACTURING I f history is a guide, California manufacturers will be on the leading-edge of technological innovation and prosperity for years to come. Here we are sharing with you the important issues for 2018. Increasing concerns about the environment, social issues and the impact of technologies is putting new pressure on the legislature to pass new laws. It will be our challenge in the next years to analyze and comment on hundreds of bills and regulatory proposals. As effective advocates, our lobbyists ask questions, listen to your industry experts and pass along helpful information to government officials. Feel free to contact the CMTA representatives who are working on these critical issues. We need your participation and support to make the best case for manufacturing - now and for the next 100 years.