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CBPA IS NOW ON BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

October 5, 2018

With how quickly politics in California moves, sometimes there are a few updates critical to the industry that we will want to release immediately. This is where you can use our Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on propositions like Prop 10 coming up in November, and Split Roll Tax in 2020. If you happen to exist on either of these social media More »

RENT CONTROL MEASURE MUST BE DEFEATED! NO ON PROP 10 AD

September 28, 2018

Proposition 10, on November’s ballot has too many flaws and must be defeated.  Here is a new ad on this bad measure that we hope you will share widely with your networks: What Would Prop 10 Mean for California? Prop. 10: Allows Regulation of Single-Family Homes Places Bureaucrats in Charge of Housing with the Power to Add Additional Fees Puts Taxpayers More »

SIGN/VETO DEADLINE

Sunday at Midnight is the deadline for Governor Brown to sign or veto all the measures still left on his desk.  We are still waiting to learn the fate of a dozen or so bills including measures requiring increased lactation accommodations, and a pair of bills on seismic issues.  Below are some major bills we have been following that he has acted on More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS PERMIT EXTENSION BILL

In a move strongly supported by our industry, Governor Brown has signed AB 2913 (Wood; D-Santa Rosa), a measure which extends the expiration date of building permits from 6 months to 12 months.  Also, the bill amends the statute to make it clear that all local jurisdictions have the authority to grant one or more 6-month extensions for just cause. For More »

RETAIL THEFT BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

A bill supported by industry was signed by Governor Brown to create the crime of “Organized Retail Theft.”  AB 1065 (Jones-Sawyer; D-Los Angeles) expands jurisdiction to prosecute cases of theft or receipt of stolen merchandise and requires California Highway Patrol (CHP) to convene a regional property task force.  The bill also authorizes a More »

INSTITUTIONAL HOUSING INVESTOR BILL VETOED BY GOVERNOR

Governor Brown has vetoed AB 354 (Calderon; D-Whittier) which would have required institutional investors that own more than 100 homes to register with the Department of Business Oversight.  Our industry had opposed this measure in an earlier version but went neutral when amendments we requested were incorporated into the bill. A veto message can be More »

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY BILL SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

SB 700 (Wiener; D-San Francisco) – Self-generation incentive program, was signed by the Governor.  This industry supported bill will assure support for behind-the-meter storage systems by extending the California Public Utilities Commission’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) for five years by authorizing revenue collection through the end More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO REDUCE SOME HOUSING RED TAPE

The Governor has signed a bill supported by industry, AB 1804 (Berman; D-Palo Alto) which will expand the existing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) infill categorical exemption to residential and mixed-use housing occurring within an unincorporated area of a county. Expanding this categorical exemption, will incentivize and streamline the More »

WARNING: PROP 65 WARNINGS NEED TO BE UPDATED!

Last year new Proposition 65 warning were signed into law by the Governor.   The new requirements came into effect August 2018.   Entities doing business in California are now required to provide additional “Prop 65” warning. This means you are probably going to need to consult with an expert and provide new warnings in certain areas of your More »

CBPA IS NOW ON BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

With how quickly politics in California moves, sometimes there are a few updates critical to the industry that we will want to release immediately. This is where you can use our Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on propositions like Prop 10 coming up in November, and Split Roll Tax in 2020. If you happen to exist on either of these social media More »

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