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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: 2013

NEW ENERGY STANDARDS DELAY

Published on December 2, 2013

Industry representatives have learned that the Energy Commission will consider a six month delay in the effective date for the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Updated standards are currenly set to take effect on January 1, 2014. If approved  | Read More » |

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Published on November 22, 2013

CBPA would like to wish all of its members a very Happy Thanksgiving. California is a great state, we live in a wonderful country, and we have a lot to be thankful for. We hope you get to spend some quality time with loved ones next week. And please take  | Read More » |

2013 ISSUES SUMMARY PART TWO

Published on November 22, 2013

As a statewide association, our primary focus is on legislative and regulatory issues. This year, on behalf of the commercial real estate industry, we tracked 514 pieces of legislation in the California State Capitol. We also engaged regulatory agencies  | Read More » |

PROPOSITION 65 ENFORCEMENT REFORM

Published on November 22, 2013

Backed AB 227 (Gatto-D), signed into law by Governor Brown. The measure will help shield businesses from frivolous lawsuits related to Prop. 65 signs. The bill allows business owners who receive notice of a technical Prop. 65 signage violation to fourteen  | Read More » |

TMD/BID REFORMS

Published on November 22, 2013

Helped pass AB 483 (Ting-D), signed into law by Governor Brown. This bill protects Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Tourism Marketing Districts (TMDs) from an ambiguity in Prop 26, which created legal uncertainty over these districts’  | Read More » |

EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

Published on November 22, 2013

Negotiated amendments to AB 1092 (Levine-D), signed into law by Governor Brown. Requires the Building Standards Commission, commencing with the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code adopted after January 1, 2014, to adopt,  | Read More » |

REGULATORY REFORM BILL

Published on November 22, 2013

Sponsored SB 401 (Hueso-D), signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill will assist in presenting a clear understanding of economic impacts from regulations to commercial construction by providing cost reporting requirements for new building standards  | Read More » |

LAND-USE/BIG BOX BILLS DEFEATED

Published on November 22, 2013

We successfully defeated two measures that sought to change statewide land-use policy in a manner that usurped local control and would have stalled many projects. SB 673 (DeSaulnier-D) required development projects that receive over $1 million in subsidies  | Read More » |

REAL ESTATE DOCUMENT FEE DEFEATED

Published on November 22, 2013

We were primary member of the coalition that defeated SB 391 (DeSaulnier-D), a bill that attempted to impose a $75 fee for recording real-property documents. The bill, an attempt to generate funds for affordable housing, was a regressive tax on real  | Read More » |

DEFEAT OF HEALTH CARE PENALTY BILL

Published on November 22, 2013

We were a principle member in the coalition, which defeated AB 880 (Gomez-D). The bill was sponsored by union groups and attempted to re-write state rules implementing the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). AB 880 sought to force larger employers to  | Read More » |

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