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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: May 15th, 2015

GOVERNOR RELEASES “MAY REVISE”

Published on May 15, 2015

The Governor has released his revised $115 billion 2015-16 state budget – what is known in the Capitol parlance as the “May Revise.” “I don’t want to get caught in the jaws of the persistent fiscal instability of the state government  | Read More » |

MAY REVISE: $1.9B EMERGENCY DROUGHT RESPONSE

Published on May 15, 2015

From the budget: The State of California has experienced four consecutive years of below‑average rain and snow, and is currently facing severe drought conditions in all 58 counties. The most recent surveys recorded the statewide average snowpack, which  | Read More » |

EMERGENCY WATER-EFFICIENT LANDSCAPING BUILDING CODE

Published on May 15, 2015

The California Building Standards Commission will meet on May 29th to adopt emergency building standards to significantly reduce the amount of potable water that can be used for outside landscaping irrigation purposes. These emergency building standards  | Read More » |

ADA REFORM BILL PASSES TWO COMMITTEES

Published on May 15, 2015

An industry supported bill that incentivizes disability access and education passed two Senate policy committees this week. SB 251 (Roth; D-Riverside) is a balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled to ensure access  | Read More » |

AED BILLS MOVE FORWARD

Published on May 15, 2015

Two bills in the California State Legislature addressing the issue of AEDs (defibrillators) in commercial buildings passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and will head to the Senate Floor. SB 658 Hill – Addresses onerous training requirements.  | Read More » |

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FEE PASSES COMMITTEE

Published on May 15, 2015

Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) effort to find a way for more affordable housing on a statewide basis passed its first committee this week. AB 1335 creates the “Building Homes and Jobs Act,” which seeks to create permanent funding for affordable  | Read More » |

BILL WOULD CREATE REDEVELOPMENT TOOL

Published on May 15, 2015

AB 2 (Alejo; D-Salinas) which would create a new tool for economic development and affordable housing passed the Assembly Floor on a 63-13 vote. The bill would provide local authorities the ability to create a “Community Revitalization Investment Authority  | Read More » |

HOUSE PASSES WATERS OF THE U.S. BILL

Published on May 15, 2015

Our friends at ICSC report from Washington D.C.: This week the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1732, “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015,” by a vote of 261-155. As you may recall, this bill will force the Environmental Protection  | Read More » |

CALIFORNIANS TO STOP HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES

Published on May 15, 2015

We are founding member of a coalition of business and taxpayer organizations that has banded together to provide education and information about the problems related with fundamentally changing Proposition 13. The group is named Californians to Stop Higher  | Read More » |