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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: April, 2013

ANOTHER BIG BOX BAN BILL

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 667 (Hernandez; D – West Covina) creates another layer of bureaucracy for local governments by requiring certain retailers to obtain redundant economic impact and community impact reports before receiving approval. These reports go above and beyond  | Read More » |

STATE MANDATED COST-BENEFIT BILL TAKES AWAY LOCAL CONTROL

Published on April 19, 2013

SB 673 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord) is a bill that would erode local governments’ ability to make land use decisions and move forward with infrastructure and development projects that receive over $1 million in subsidies without a state-mandated economic  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CLEAN WATER ACT

Published on April 19, 2013

The self-declared most environmentally progressive state in the nation has been deemed “out of compliance” with the nation’s Safe Drinking Water Act. It seems that the state has been unable to document that it has spent $455 million to improve  | Read More » |

HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS UPDATE

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 5 (Ammianno; D-San Francisco) would enact the Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, which would specifically restrict local law enforcement, local governments, and business improvement districts from enforcing local ordinances that  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL BILL GOES TO SUSPENSE

Published on April 19, 2013

AB 188 (Ammiano-D) Property taxation: change in ownership. SPLIT ROLL BILL! Would specify that if 100% of the ownership interests in a legal entity, as defined, are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as specified, the real property owned by  | Read More » |

JOB KILLER LEGISLATION: EXPENSIVE, UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS

Published on April 15, 2013

SB 529 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Disposable Fast-Food Container Ban — Places an unworkable ban on disposable food services containers or single-use carryout bags, unless they can meet an increasing recycling threshold that will reach 75% on July 1, 2020. SB  | Read More » |

JOB KILLER LEGISLATION: PROPERTY TAX ISSUES

Published on April 15, 2013

AB 59 (Bonta; D-Alameda) Split Roll Parcel Tax — Potentially increases the tax burden on businesses by permitting local agencies to assess a higher parcel tax on commercial property than residential property overturning an appellate decision that determined  | Read More » |

JOB KILLER LEGISLATION: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BARRIERS

Published on April 15, 2013

AB 52 (Gatto; D-Los Angeles) CEQA Approval Authority for Tribes — Effectively gives Native American Tribes authority to approve or disapprove all land use projects in the state that they unilaterally determine may impact a tribal reservation, rancheria  | Read More » |

JOB KILLER LEGISLATION: COSTLY WORKPLACE MANDATES

Published on April 15, 2013

AB 5 (Ammiano; D-San Francisco) Increased Exposure to Frivolous Litigation — Imposes costly and unreasonable mandates on employers that could jeopardize the health and safety of others by creating a new protected classification of employees and customers  | Read More » |

JOB KILLER BILLS 2013

Published on April 15, 2013

The CalChamber, on behalf of all of us in the business community, provides leadership on many issues in Sacramento. One way they do that is by compiling a list of the “worst of the worst” bills in order to galvanize opposition to these measures that  | Read More » |

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