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Legislation Updates

REGULATORY OVERSIGHT ANALYSIS AND REFORM LEGISLATION

April 1, 2011

Specific improvements we support include an enhanced role for the legislature in review and oversight of regulations, independent analysis of the economic impact of regulations and legislation, and an ongoing regulatory review process that will lead to the reform or elimination of ineffective and excessively burdensome regulations. Here are some of More »

COMMUNITY RECOVERY AND ENHANCEMENT ACT

March 18, 2011

The Community Recovery and Enhancement (CRE) Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week. H.R. 1147, sponsored by Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) will help incentivize equity investment in distressed commercial real estate assets and address the pending crisis threatening community banks that More »

AB 934 WOULD ALLOW LIBEL LAWSUITS AS PART OF A TENANT DISPUTE

We are opposing a bill that will be heard next week in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. AB 934 (Feuer; D-Los Angeles) would make it more difficult for property owners and managers to redress disputes with tenants through the courts by denying the use of privileged communications available to virtually every other litigant. AB 934 changes the law in More »

LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

March 11, 2011

California is in the first year of its two year 2011-2012 legislative session. So far 2,355 measures have been introduced, which puts us on pace for almost 5,000 bills. So far, we have identified over 380 measures with potential impact on our industry. Here are a few of interest. Your feedback, analysis, and position recommendations are highly encouraged. SCA More »

REGULATORY REFORM THE FOCUS OF CAPITOL HEARINGS

March 4, 2011

Regulatory reform was the focus of two Capitol hearings over the past two weeks. Following a second hearing by the Little Hoover Commission, the Republican’s E3 Roundtable met to discuss ways to improve California’s regulatory review process. Several business groups provided a variety of suggestions on how the existing regulatory development process More »

2,430 BILLS INTRODUCED IN STATE LEGISLATURE

February 25, 2011

Last week marked “Bill Introduction Deadline” in the California State Legislature. Your 120 legislators introduced no less than 2,430 separate legislative measures, including constitutional amendments and resolutions. The forty State Senators were responsible for introducing 969 of these measures. The seventy-nine State Assemblymembers were responsible More »

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE FINALLY HERE – LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

February 18, 2011

Today marks one of the major Constitutional dates on the Legislative Calendar – Bill Introduction Deadline. In the last few days, hundreds of measures have been introduced. Since we read every bill to identify those that will have an impact on our industry, it will take a few days to catch up. However, below are a few measures that have already More »

REGULATORY REFORM HEARINGS

February 11, 2011

Business groups have complained for years that the California regulatory system is cumbersome, inefficient, and dampening the economic recovery. Last year, several bills were introduced meant to relieve some of the pressure, only to die in early policy committees. However, with California falling deeper, harder, and longer into recession than some More »

BILL INTRODUCTION DEADLINE ALMOST HERE

So far this year your California State Legislature has introduced just over 700 separate pieces of legislation. However, next week is a major Constitutional marker in the process, known as “Bill Introduction Deadline.” Basically, all bills need to be introduced by then to be considered this year. Since procrastination is king in the Capitol, More »

PREVAILING WAGE LAW EXPANDED TO COVER PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION

January 7, 2011

Our friends at Cox, Castle, and Nicholson, have released a publication outlining the recent Court of Appeals decision that held for the first time that the Prevailing Wage Law applies to certain privately financed developments. This is an important ruling and one in which we are very involved. Click here to read the full article.  More »

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