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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: March 27th, 2015

WATER PACKAGE PASSES

Published on March 27, 2015

In a sign that the Legislature can move quickly when it wants to, last week a $1 Billion “Emergency Drought Package,” was proposed, passed, and signed into law by the Governor. The legislation includes more than $1 billion for local drought relief  | Read More » |

BERMUDA SHORTS FOR THE LEGISLATURE

Published on March 27, 2015

The California State Legislature left yesterday for Spring Break. Known formally as “Spring Recess” this lull in activity marks the “calm before the storm.” Once the Legislature comes back in the second week of April, all 2,495 bills introduced  | Read More » |

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN CONSIDERED

Published on March 27, 2015

As we have reported in the past, California Democratic lawmakers, led by Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), are working to find a way to find monies for more affordable housing. Earlier this year, AB 1335 was introduced which seeks to create permanent  | Read More » |

AED BILLS

Published on March 27, 2015

Two bills in the California State Legislature are addressing the issue of AEDs (defibrillators) in commercial buildings. SB 658 Hill – Addresses onerous training requirements. SB 287 Hueso – Mandates installations in New Buildings with 200+ Occupancy Feedback  | Read More » |

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE – INDUSTRYWIDE MEETING

Published on March 27, 2015

Our industry-wide Legislative Committee Meeting is just TWO WEEKS away on April 2, in Century City. Thank you to those who have already registered and or provided input on legislation. Those of you who have yet to register, it’s not too late, simply  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT STRATEGY

Published on March 27, 2015

“On January 23, 2014, the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) adopted Resolution 14-2 which directed staff to engage all interested stakeholders to provide input on the development of a Sustainable Freight Strategy (Strategy) document. The purpose of  | Read More » |

ENERGY CODE UPDATE – CEC APRIL 10 HEARING

Published on March 27, 2015

Although the new CA Energy Code – commonly referred to as Title 24 Standards – just came online earlier this year, the state is already about to adopt an updated standard. On April 10 the Energy Commission is hosting a public hearing regarding the  | Read More » |

CALCHAMBER CELEBRATES 125 YEARS

Published on March 27, 2015

We are a proud member of the CalChamber and wish to congratulate and thank them as they celebrate 125 years serving the business community of California. On a day-to-day basis, the CalChamber provides leadership on a broad range of issues impacting your  | Read More » |

ENERGY CODE 45-DAY LANGUAGE REVIEW

Published on March 27, 2015

CBPA has lead an industrywide effort to review and analyze the “45-Day Language” – official proposed changes by the California Energy Commission — to Title 24, Part 6 (CA Energy Code) released last month. ICSC, the NAIOP California Council,  | Read More » |

EXISTING BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Published on March 27, 2015

Concurrently with the new Title 24 Part 6 regulations, the California Energy Commission has released a long-awaited report outlining the agencies action plan to bring energy efficiency to the existing building stock. The Governor recently cited the need  | Read More » |