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OPPOSE PROP 10 – RENT CONTROL

October 12, 2018

Proposition 10 repeals Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and would allow rent control across the state.  We believe the measure has too many flaws and must be defeated. Prop. 10 allows regulation of single-family homes, places bureaucrats in charge of housing, could cost the taxpayers millions in new costs to local government, and drives up the cost More »

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

October 5, 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 »

GOVERNOR’S LAST SIGN/VETO DEADLINE – HUZZAH FOR GOVERNOR BROWN

Governor Jerry Brown’s last Sign/Veto Deadline was this past Sunday at Midnight.  In his final Legislative year, the Legislature put 1,217 bills on his desk.  He signed 1,016 of them.  He vetoed 16.5% or 201 bills. We don’t want to get sentimental, but working with Governor Brown is, was, and always will be an honor.  A few years ago, he was More »

LIST OF HIGH PRIORITY BILLS SIGNED/VETOED IN FINAL WEEKS OF SESSION

Thousands of bills were acted on in the final three weeks of Session.  Here is a list of some of the most significant listed by those that were vetoed and those that were signed into law. With a note of caution, just because a bill was vetoed doesn’t mean we can stop worrying about it – most, if not all, of these bills will come back in the next More »

GOVERNOR SIGNS PREFERRED LACTAION BILL

Two bills were sent to the Governor dealing with expanding requirement for workplace lactation requirements. Our industry worked very hard with the author of AB 1976 (Limón-D; Santa Barbara) which is based on current federal/state law to make sure our industry could comply with the measure that now requires employers’ to provide a room or location More »

SEISMIC SAFETY PROPOSALS VETOED BY GOVERNOR BROWN

Two seismic safety proposals have been pending at the Capitol this year.  AB 1857 (Nazarian) sought to increase the stringency of the “strength and stiffness” requirements for “engineered buildings” by 50% until such time the Building Standards Commission adopts similar requirements in the code.  Industry had several serious concerns with 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 »

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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