CRA Committees

Member Involvement Opportunities

We welcome the involvement of our members. There are various opportunities for members to engage in the association.

Board Governance Committees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – The Executive Committee is a “standing committee of the board” and consists of the Chair (or co-chairs),
Secretary, Treasurer, immediate past Chair(s) (so long as they are still on the board) and up to five (5) additional directors appointed by
the Board. The Chair (or co-chairs) of the board shall be the chair(s) of the Executive Committee. **elected positions

BOARD of DIRECTORS – All directors are elected by the regular voting members of the association. Directors are elected to serve three (3)
years and until a successor has been elected and qualified. There is no limit on the number of terms a director may serve so long as they
remain qualified and elected. Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting as set forth in the guidelines outlined in the by-laws and election procedures. **elected positions

Committee and Task Forces

For each committee or task force, members are kept informed of and are asked to provide feedback on key issues within the subject area. Committee participation is reserved for Association members only.

Alcoholic Beverage Committee

Alcoholic beverage-related legislation and regulation including taxes, sales restrictions, fees, reporting, licensing, labeling and signage. Wine, beer and spirits are covered.

Beverage Container Recycling Committee

CA aluminum, glass & plastic beverage container recycling legislation, regulations, legal issues and programs including CRV increases, processing fees, store signage, producer labeling, zoning requirements and program expansion to new products or containers.

Chain Drug Committee

All issues related to pharmacies including OTCs, Pharmaceuticals, sales restrictions, labeling, signage and reporting requirements.

Drone Committee

All issues relating to drones, privacy, licensing and use.

Energy Committee

Energy legislation, CARB regulations, legal issues and programs including conservation, direct access, efficiency standards for electrical products.

Food & Grocery Committee

Food and grocery store related legislation, regulation, legal issues and programs including food safety, labeling, signage, sales restrictions, California Food Code updates and recalls.

Green Chemistry Committee

Actively reviews and provides comments on emerging Green Chemistry regulations proposed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, such as private label, manufacturing and retailer definitions, product bans and sales restrictions.

Legal - Prop 65 Committee

Prop 65 legislation, regulations and legal issues. Other legal issues such as legislation affecting tort reform, unfair business practices and weights & measurements.

Legislative Committee

Reviews positions on proposed legislation and regulations affecting members of the Association.

Loss Prevention Committee

Loss prevention-related legislation and regulations including organization retail crime, background checks, shoplifting, trespass, camera surveillance and solicitation. Includes Proposition 47.

Plastics Committee

Legislation and regulation affecting California’s packaging laws.

Political Action Committee

Assists with political outreach and funding priorities for the Association PAC ** must be a PAC member at the maximum level.

Predictive Scheduling Working Group

Legislation and local ordinances affecting employee scheduling.

Privacy Committee

Legislation affecting retailer customer privacy issues (data retention, data breaches, identity theft, RFID); including CCPA.

Public Affairs Committee

Bi-weekly calls regarding all legislative, regulatory, political and legal issues in additional to alerts, notification and opportunities for feedback to the association on an as needed basis.

Tax Committee

Legislation, regulations and legal issues including tax increases, expansion of sales tax to services, collection, audits and affected products.

Workers’ Compensation Committee

Legislation, regulatory and legal issues in the area of workers’ compensation.

The California Retailers Association collaborates with various other pro-business and likeminded organizations in the State Capitol including:

  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Growers
  • National Federation of Independent Business Owners
  • California Grocers Association
  • California Manufacturing and Technology Association
  • California Business Properties Association
  • CalTax
  • California Restaurant Association
  • Civil Justice Association of California
  • California New Car Dealers Association and many others.