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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May 20th, 2011

BILL MANDATING HIRES MOVES FORWARD

Published on May 20, 2011

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on a party-line vote  | Read More » |

REDEVELOPMENT REFORM UPDATE – STILL ELIMINATED UNDER MAY REVISE

Published on May 20, 2011

The battle for elimination of California Redevelopment continues, even after release of the Governor’s “May Revise.” The Governor’s proposal for complete elimination of this funding remains as part of the plan, even though it has been met with  | Read More » |

FEDERAL BUILDING CODE PROPOSED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Published on May 20, 2011

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced legislation that would greatly increase federal influence over state and local building codes concerning energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings. The bill,  | Read More » |

ZERO NET ENERGY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED AT PUC

Published on May 20, 2011

The Public Utilities Commission will conduct a public workshop on June 15 to discuss California’s policy goals relative to achieving “zero net energy” (ZNE) in all new commercial buildings by 2030. While there is still debate over the definition  | Read More » |

BILL ELIMINATES INDEMNITY ELIMINATION FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Published on May 20, 2011

SB 474 (Evans; D-Santa Rosa) passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 3-2 vote and now heads for a Senate Floor Vote. The measure would eliminate a general contractor’s and property owner’s ability to seek indemnity and defense from subcontractors  | Read More » |

BILL TO BAN BIG RETAIL PROJECTS UP ON MONDAY

Published on May 20, 2011

Senate Bill 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), a bill pushed by some unions to make it more difficult to build “big box” retail stores in California, will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill earlier passed a Senate committee  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR RELEASES “MAY REVISE” BUDGET

Published on May 20, 2011

On Monday, Governor Brown released his revised budget plan. Known as the “May Revise,” this is an update meant to reflect the most current revenue numbers to the budget already submitted to the Legislature in January. According to the Governor’s  | Read More » |