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RAY MAGNUSSEN WILL BE MISSED

March 24, 2017

A great member of the CBPA family suddenly and unexpectedly passed away this week and we would like to take a moment to recognize what a great man Ray Magnussen was and hope that those of you that knew him will take a minute to remember him. Ray had a successful and thriving janitorial company in San Diego and was active with industry issues through More »

INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING

Yesterday, in a conference room 21 floors above Century City, representatives from all the major commercial, industrial, and retail real estate groups donated a day to slog through and discuss hundreds of bills impacting our industry. The main purpose of this meeting was to make sure that all the major commercial real estate entities active in Sacramento More »

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION JOBS; STOP PROPOSED PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE

AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), 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, this week passed the Assembly Labor and Employment committee on a partisan 5-1 vote. The bill next moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, More »

ADA LEGISLATION AT STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS

The Modesto Bee has been doing a good job following and reporting on issues related to ADA lawsuits in the state. Although several bills have addressed and reduced the number of frivolous lawsuits over the past two years, the potential for frivolous action is still unacceptably high. Several bills are moving through at the state and federal (see below) More »

BILLS BILLS BILLS!

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1, 2020, review that agency’s regulations, identify any regulations that are duplicative, overlapping, inconsistent, or out of date, to revise those More »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 »

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