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BILLS BILLS BILLS!

March 24, 2017

As of this point in the 2017 legislative year a collective 2,694 bills have been introduced. The 80 members of the Assembly have introduced 1,804; while the 40 members of the State Senate have introduced 890 bills, for an average of about 22 per each member of the legislature. On behalf of the commercial real estate industry, we are currently tracking More »

BILLS BILLS BILLS – LEAN SUPPORT/SUPPORT!

Here a few bills the committee approved a support position. AB 12 (Cooley D) State government: administrative regulations: review. Summary: Would require each state agency to, on or before January 1, 2020, review that agency’s regulations, identify any regulations that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out of date, to revise those More »

BILLS BILLS BILLS – LEAN OPPOSE/OPPOSE!

Here a few bills were the committee approved an oppose position. AB 5 (Gonzalez Fletcher D) Employers: Opportunity to Work Act. Summary: Would create the Opportunity to Work Act. The bill would require an employer with 10 or more employees to offer additional hours of work to an existing nonexempt employee before hiring an additional employee or More »

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

NONRESIDENTIAL HVAC STAKEHOLDER MEETING NEXT WEEK

The second set of Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meetings to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 nonresidential HVAC topics will be held on March 29, 2017 as online webinars. These meetings are part of the stakeholder outreach process undertaken by the Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team in support of the development of California’s Building Energy More »

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION JOBS; STOP PROPOSED PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE

March 10, 2017

***ACTION NEEDED*** AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose) is a legislative proposal which poses a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California. Such a requirement would be financially devastating for new project development and the entire construction industry. Additionally, More »

AB 199 WILL INCREASE COST OF HOUSING

Our friend and coalition partner Dave Cogdill, a former state senator, and current president and CEO of the California Building Industry Association, has penned the following article to outline the damaging impacts that AB 199 would have on the state’s affordable housing crisis. Click here to read the article.  More »

COMPANION ANIMAL MEASURE

AB 1569 (Caballero; D-Salinas) is a bill that tries to address issues related to “companion animals” in public buildings. This is an issue that many commercial real estate and residential real estate property managers deal with on an ongoing basis. Under state and federal ADA laws its not always clear what can and cannot be required or even asked More »

ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT BILL

We are also pushing back and opposing SB 49 (de León; D-Los Angeles) an overbroad bill that includes a private right of action for environmental laws similar to the Private Attorneys General Act provisions that have led to shakedown lawsuits for alleged labor and employment law violations. According to the CalChamber, which has just tagged this bill More »

ALL-GENDER SINGLE-USE BATHROOM LAW NOW IN EFFECT

A new California law went in to effect on March 1, 2017, that requires facilities with “single use bathrooms” make those facilities gender neutral. Basically, if you have bathrooms at any of your properties that one person can go in and lock the door, you need to change the door sign to indicate it is an “all-gender” bathroom. The bill that More »

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