The California Asphalt Pavement Association
Representing the asphalt pavement industry in California since 1953
NAPA Legislative Action page
National Asphalt Pavement Association
Click HERE to visit the NAPA Legislative home page, which contains reports on federal funding and other issues of interest to the asphalt pavement industry.
NEW! Grassroots tools
Construction Materials Coalition
For a fact sheet on how to prepare for your own meeting with an elected official, click HERE.
For a statement of principles on transportation funding, click HERE.
Click HERE to view a roster of all members of the California State Assembly, including their addiresses and phone numbers.
Utilize the links below to communicate with your local, state and federal elected officials to let them know about the impact to your business and your employees of their action or inaction. When you communicate with lawmakers or regulators, be sure to let CalAPA know so we can keep track of our members' grass-roots efforts.
Click HERE to view the California "Transportation Fiscal Cliff" video!
Click HERE to read the latest CalAPA Asphalt Industry / Construction / Jobs backgrounder.
Click HERE to visit the NAPA grass-roots website, which features an automated way to send an e-mail on funding to your elected official.
Click HERE for a Transportation California fact sheet to share with your employees.
Roster by zip code
Not sure who is your elected representative in Sacramento? Click HERE to look up your legislator by your zip code.
Click HERE for the governor's official contact page.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris
Official contact page
Click HERE to communicate with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein
Official contact page
Click HERE for various ways to communicate with U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.
Click HERE for information on how to identify and contact your representative to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Hot Topic: Federal transportation funding
The federal Highway Trust Fund has been running a deficit for many years and Congress has done nothing meaningful to address the situation. The current presidential administration has promised to put forward a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan, but nothing of substance has been accomplished thus far. The asphalt pavement industry continues to push for a sustainable transportation funding solution. NAPA's legislative page has more HERE.
Success! SB1 funding protected!
The California Legislature in 2017 passed, and the governor signed, a historic, $52 billion transportation funding measure, SB1 by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose. Also, we must continue to be engaged with our elected representatives to ensure the money is spent wisely, and support a ballot measure to prevent future administrations from diverting transportation dollars for other purposes. A measure on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot, Prop. 6, which would have repealed the fuel taxes as part of SB1, was soundly defeated by voters. Still, misinformation lingers on SB1. Get the facts! A talking points memo debunking SB1 "myths" by opponents is HERE. Learn more at the Fix Our Roads coalition website HERE.
Calif. Alliance for Jobs
Click HERE to visit the website of California Alliance for Jobs, which supports pro-infrastructre ballot measures and other issues.
Transportation Construction Coalition
Click HERE to visit the website of the Transportation Construction Coalition, which seeks to influence elected officials, policy makers and the public about the importance of adequate funding for transportation. Click HERE for the latest TCC fact sheet.
Click HERE to view a roster of all California State Senators, including their address and phone numbers.
Members of the California State Assembly Transportation Committee tour an asphalt plant.
CalAPA Legislative Action Page
CalAPA and its members monitor legislation and regulatory action at the local, state and federal level to ensure that the interests of the asphalt pavement industry are represented. Issues of significance to the industry will be highlighted here, as well as resources to assist you in contacting your local elected officials to let them know the impact of their action or inaction. The Legislative Committee Chair is Rene Vercruyssen with Knife River; The PAC Chair is Brian Handshoe with Kenco Engineering.
Jorge Negrete of California Commercial Asphalt (left) explains the emulsion process to 77th Assembly District Candidate Brian Maienschein and Lance Witmondt, Maienschein's campaign manager as CCA, LLC, President Don Daley Jr. (right) looks on.
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., (left) listens as Christian Brown from Teichert Construction (right) discusses infrastructure funding during a plant tour in Woodland organized by CalAPA.
Understanding the Gas Tax
Video by Pavia Systems
Click HERE to view a brief but effective video about the gas tax, how it pays for transportation improvements, and how it has been neglected in recent years.
Gavin Newsom, campaigning for governor, toured an asphalt plant in Southern California in 2015. He also delivered the keynote speech at the CalAPA Annual Dinner in Los Angeles.
U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (right) and Teichert's Brandon Stauffer tour Teichert's asphalt plant in Marysville.
Transportation 'Fiscal Cliff'
Video on CA funding crisis
Click HERE to view a short video on the Transportation "Fiscal Cliff" crisis in California featuring Transportation California and the California Alliance for Jobs.
Members of CalAPA meet with state Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose (seated at right), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Pictured clockwise from left: Don L. Daley Jr. with California Commercial Asphalt, Len Nawrocki with Valero Energy, Brian Handshoe with Kenco Engineering, Crystal Howard with EnviroMINE and Marc Mitchell with Alon Asphalt. Beall's bill, SB1, which provided $52 billion for transportation, was passed by the Legislature on April 6, 2017.