CBA State Government Relations Department: Advocacy

General information

CBA’s state advocacy is multi-faceted. We are the only banking trade association in California with a full-time state legislative advocacy team dedicated to protecting our members’ interests. We are in the capitol every day talking with legislators, key staff, policy committee consultants, regulators and executives in the governor’s office. We submit comment letters and deliver testimony on measures that our members have identified as priorities. We build coalitions with other entities that share our view. Because of our direct involvement on pending measures, we have a unique view on the intent and meaning of adopted public policies. Rather than interpret the Legislature’s intent once a law is enacted, CBA provides its members with the inside scoop on how particular proposals came to be and how the association’s role affected the final content of measures affecting the industry.