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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: November 15th, 2013

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT SUCCESS!

Published on November 15, 2013

Last week several major industry groups come together in Northern California for the 2013 Strategic Issues Conference. Almost 100 industry leaders discussed policy issues that will be impacting California in the next year, from water to a briefing on  | Read More » |

2013 ISSUES SUMMARY

Published on November 15, 2013

In addition to the policy briefings, attendees at the Strategic discussed some of the major industry accomplishments of the past year. Over the next two weeks, we’d like to share some of the highlights with you. As a statewide association, our primary  | Read More » |

ADA REFORM IMPLEMENTATION

Published on November 15, 2013

We played a key role in implementing recent legislation (AB 1186) and regulations to curb lawsuit abuse relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our industry, working with state agencies, is advancing increased compliance with disabled  | Read More » |

ADA POLICY BENEFITS

Published on November 15, 2013

Among other things, recent reforms prohibit pre-litigation “demands for money” by attorneys, implement provisions to prevent “stacking” of multiple claims to increase statutory damages, reduce statutory damages and provide litigation protections  | Read More » |

REWRITE OF ACCESSIBILITY CODE

Published on November 15, 2013

We worked closely with the Building Standards Commission to clarify and rewrite accessibility code provisions for all commercial and state-owned buildings. Our state now uses the federal provisions as the basis for California’s updated code with appropriate  | Read More » |

ADA LEASE LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Published on November 15, 2013

As part of this overall historic reform, we have assured that our members understand the new lease language requirement which requires property owners and lessors to notify tenants in the lease form or rental agreement executed on or after July 1, 2013,  | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP

Published on November 15, 2013

We defeated AB 188 (Ammiano-D), which would have specified once ownership interests in cumulative stock transactions reach a certain percentage the real property owned by that legal entity has “changed ownership” for purposes of reassessment.   | Read More » |

SPLIT ROLL/PARCEL TAX BILL

Published on November 15, 2013

We also helped defeat AB 59 (Bonta-D), which sought to authorize local de facto Split Roll Parcel Taxes. The bill specified that provisions requiring uniform application of taxes shall not be construed as limiting a school district from assessing taxes  | Read More » |

BILL IDEAS FOR 2014

Published on November 15, 2013

Before the Legislature reconvenes in January we need your ideas on proactive changes to the law that our industry should consider pursuing. Are there issues in statute that could be made better, more efficacious? Something not addressed in statute that  | Read More » |

INTEGRATED ENERGY POLICY REPORT

Published on November 15, 2013

Linked below is a draft of the State’s Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR). The Biennial report assesses major energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors and provides policy recommendations  | Read More » |