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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: January 21st, 2015

PRESIDENT SIGNS TRIA REAUTHORIZATION

Published on January 21, 2015

Earlier this week President Obama signed into law the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015,” (H.R. 26). Just last week the bill passed Congress by large margins in both houses – making this the first bill passed by the  | Read More » |

NEW LEGISLATION

Published on January 21, 2015

With the start of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session we are starting to see new bills introduced. Legislators can introduce new measure up until the “Bill Introduction Deadline,” on February 27. We expect up to 2,500 introductions, with a large majority  | Read More » |

ADA LAWSUIT REFORM

Published on January 21, 2015

Below are three bills regarding reformation of ADA “drive-by” lawsuits. We expect several more bills on this topic. SB 67 (Galgiani D) Disability access: statutory damages. Summary: Would except a small business from statutory damage liability  | Read More » |

“CALL BEFORE YOU DIG” REFORM

Published on January 21, 2015

This bill seeks to reform the state’s “call before you dig – 811” system. The current version of the bill removes all exemptions from calling. Question is, would this impact your operations? Are there instances where you break the surface of  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR’S GHG REDUCTION GOALS

Published on January 21, 2015

Last week the Governor offered the following goals in his State of the Union speech to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state: “In fact, we are well on our way to meeting our AB 32 goal of reducing carbon pollution and limiting the emissions  | Read More » |

GOVERNOR RELEASES 2015-16 BUDGET PLAN

Published on January 21, 2015

From the Governor’s press release: “This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Governor Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent  | Read More » |