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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: September, 2010

CA ADOPTS NATION’S MOST AGGRESSIVE GREEN ENERGY REGS

Published on September 24, 2010

The California Air Resources Board also has unanimously adopted the nation’s toughest “green energy” policy – known as the “Renewable Energy Standard” — that requires one-third of electricity sold in California to come from clean, renewable  | Read More » |

AIR BOARD ADOPTS TOUGH REGIONAL EMMISIONS TARGETS

Published on September 24, 2010

As part of implementing the nation’s first law that connects land use to greenhouse gas emissions (SB 375), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted regional targets strongly supported by environmental groups meant to reduce GHG emissions  | Read More » |

STILL NO BUDGET – 86 DAYS LATE – “FRAMEWORK” AGREEMENT REACHED?

Published on September 24, 2010

Word leaked out yesterday from the Governor’s office that the state’s longest budget impasse in history may be drawing to a close. “The governor and the leaders have reached a framework of an agreement. We will continue to work through the details  | Read More » |

CALGREEN – 110 DAYS AWAY

Published on September 17, 2010

New code becomes mandatory January 1, 2011 for all new construction in California. These comprehensive regulations will apply to all newly constructed residential, commercial, school and hospital buildings. In cooperation with the Building Standards  | Read More » |

GUIDE TO THE NONRESIDENTIAL CALGREEN CODE

Published on September 17, 2010

The First Edition of the “Guide to the Nonresidential CALGreen Code” is now published on the Building Standards Commission (BSC) website at the following link: http://www.bsc.ca.gov/CALGreen/default.htm   | Read More » |

FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATION

Published on September 17, 2010

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was authorized via SB 5 (Machado) to develop building standards that “reduces the risk of flood damage and to protect life, safety, and the construction in the Central Valley Flood Plain Management Area.” During  | Read More » |

CARRIED INTEREST IS COMING BACK!

Published on September 17, 2010

We have learned from our friends at ICSC that there may be additional efforts in the U.S. Senate to revive consideration of the carried interest tax increase. Senator Max Baucus (MT-D) introduced a new version of the tax extenders bill, paid for with  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING PREVENTION ACT OF 2010

Published on September 17, 2010

The California Apartment Association has put together the following alert to help managers of residential properties deal with SB 183 recently signed by the Governor: California’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that all residential  | Read More » |

BILLS ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK/SIGNED/VETOED

Published on September 17, 2010

AB 482 (D-Mendoza) – Employment: Consumer Credit Reports. This measure prohibits employers from using consumer credit reports for employment purposes unless the information is “substantially job related” as defined. Oppose. Veto Request. AB 737  | Read More » |

STILL NO BUDGET – 79 DAYS LATE – HISTORY MADE

Published on September 17, 2010

The State of California made a dubious historical achievement…today marks the longest into the fiscal year the state has gone without passing a budget. We should all be really proud of this achievement. We’d like to thank our elected officials for  | Read More » |