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Legislation Updates

JOB KILLER’ BILLS AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR BROWN

September 23, 2011

From our friends at the CalChamber, here is an update on all the pending “Job Killer” bills. In the closing days of the legislative year, four California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills passed the Legislature. One “job killer” passed the Legislature in June and was vetoed by the Governor on June 28. The following bills await More »

SB 617 REGULATORY REFORM

SB 617 (R. Calderon; D-Montebello) reforms the regulatory process by requiring an economic analysis of all major regulations at the beginning of the regulatory process, thus providing more transparency and better data on which to base selection of the most cost-effective regulatory alternative. This analysis will then drive the development and selection More »

AB 155 SALES TAX FAIRNESS DEAL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

After a decade of work trying to resolve the issue of online sales tax collection, Governor Brown has signed AB 155 (Calderon; D-Whittier), which will pave the way for a nationwide solution by giving internet retailers time to push for passage of a federal bill that mirrors California’s legislation. In the last state budget, language was adopted More »

***ACTION*** SB 469 ANTI-DEVOLOPMENT BILL VETO REQUESTED

A bill we have been working on very hard passed the Legislature on a strict party line vote and is now on the Governor’s desk. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments that are 90,000 feet or larger and sell groceries. The open secret in the Capitol is that the purpose More »

GOVERNOR BROWN ON MOUNTAIN OF LEGISLATION

Over the past two weeks, Governor Brown has lamented the voluminous numbers of legislative bills churned out by the legislature. Each year more than 2,500 bills are introduced in the Legislature, with hundreds being sent to the Governor’s Desk. As part of a Veto Message rejecting a bill that would have criminalized parents of minors who engage in More »

“JOB KILLER” BILLS AWAITING ACTION BY GOVERNOR BROWN

September 16, 2011

From our friends at the CalChamber, here is an update on all the pending “Job Killer” bills. In the closing days of the legislative year, four California Chamber of Commerce opposed “job killer” bills passed the Legislature. One “job killer” passed the Legislature in June and was vetoed by the Governor on June 28. The following bills await More »

SB 474 INDEMNITY BILL FIXED

Earlier in the year our industry strongly opposed SB 474 (Evans; D-Santa Rosa) a bill that would have shifted construction liability issues solely on the property owner and/or general contractor of a project. Over months of negotiations, language was accepted that relieved most of the concern with the bill. SB 474 prohibits property owners from making More »

SB 617 REGULATORY REFORM

SB 617 (R. Calderon; D-Montebello) reforms the regulatory process by requiring an economic analysis of all major regulations at the beginning of the regulatory process, thus providing more transparency and better data on which to base selection of the most cost-effective regulatory alternative. This analysis will then drive the development and selection More »

TWO CEQA “BILLS” TO THE GOVERNOR

In the waning days of the session, three bills dealing with CEQA were written/re-written and passed onto the Governor. Although business groups have been pushing for a wide-variety of reforms to CEQA throughout the previous eight months of session, none of these measures represented any of those reforms, though some concepts contained in some of the More »

SB 469 ANTI-DEVELOPMENT BILL VETO REQUESTED

A bill we have been working on very hard passed the Legislature on a strict party line vote and is now on the Governor’s desk. SB 469 (Juan Vargas; D-San Diego) would require additional economic and community impact analyses for retail developments that are 90,000 feet or larger and sell groceries. The open secret in the Capitol is that the purpose More »

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