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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: September 16th, 2011

“JOB KILLER” BILLS AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR BROWN

Published on September 16, 2011

From our friends at the CalChamber, here is an update on all the pending “Job Killer” bills. In the closing days of the legislative year, four California Chamber of Commerce opposed “job killer” bills passed the Legislature. One “job killer”  | Read More » |

SB 474 INDEMNITY BILL FIXED

Published on September 16, 2011

Earlier in the year our industry strongly opposed SB 474 (Evans; D-Santa Rosa) a bill that would have shifted construction liability issues solely on the property owner and/or general contractor of a project. Over months of negotiations, language was  | Read More » |

SB 617 REGULATORY REFORM

Published on September 16, 2011

SB 617 (R. Calderon; D-Montebello) reforms the regulatory process by requiring an economic analysis of all major regulations at the beginning of the regulatory process, thus providing more transparency and better data on which to base selection of the  | Read More » |

TWO CEQA “BILLS” TO THE GOVERNOR

Published on September 16, 2011

In the waning days of the session, three bills dealing with CEQA were written/re-written and passed onto the Governor. Although business groups have been pushing for a wide-variety of reforms to CEQA throughout the previous eight months of session, none  | Read More » |

SB 469 ANTI-DEVELOPMENT BILL VETO REQUESTED

Published on September 16, 2011

A bill we have been working on very hard passed the Legislature on a strict party line vote and is now on the Governor’s desk. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments  | Read More » |

AB 155 SALES TAX FAIRNESS DEAL

Published on September 16, 2011

After a decade of work trying to resolve the issue of online sales tax collection, both the Assembly and the Senate passed a deal worked out between traditional brick-and-mortar companies and Amazon. The coalition pushing this effort represented hundreds  | Read More » |

AB 350 FAILS IN SENATE

Published on September 16, 2011

In a huge win for the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry, AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana) failed to get enough votes to pass the Senate Floor, the last night of the legislative session. Despite coming up for seven separate votes, supporters  | Read More » |

LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS FOR THE YEAR; PILE OF BILLS ON GOVERNOR’S DESK

Published on September 16, 2011

The 2011 Legislative session has adjourned for the year, and a huge pile of bills sit on the Governor’s desk waiting to be signed or vetoed. In the final two weeks of session, the Legislature feverishly worked through hundreds of bills. Many significant  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR BROWN VETOES ATTEMPT TO ALTER BUDGET “TRIGGER” CUTS

Published on September 16, 2011

Saying that, “job number one is protecting the integrity of our balanced budget, because it directly impacts California’s financial stability,” Governor Brown announced that he signed two bipartisan bills relating to health care that will bring  | Read More » |