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SUPPORT MANUFACTURING

May 5, 2017

Our industry is part of a coalition that strongly supports AB 600 (Cooper; D-Elk Grove) and SB 600 (Galgiani; D-Stockton) two bills that encourage manufacturing investment in California by extending the existing partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption (STE) creating a more powerful incentive for manufacturing and R&D investments in California. These More »

PROGRESS ON SOLAR BILL

We are very pleased to report productive conversations with Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) regarding his SB 71, a bill that is looking to better enable adoption of solar in residential and commercial settings. Although this early version of the bill gives some of our members heartburn because it seems to unintentionally undermine the codes process More »

DUAL AGENCY BILL SET ASIDE FOR THE YEAR

April 28, 2017

We are happy to report that the Dual Agency Ban Bill, AB 1059 (Gonzalez Fletcher), has been pulled from the Assembly Judiciary Committee docket and we have been told by the author’s staff that she will not pursue the measure further right now (but that it may be revisited over the Interim Recess or next year). This is great news and we appreciate More »

“MOD SQUAD” DEMOCRATS NAME NEW CONVENER

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) today announced that Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) has been named the convener of the informal caucus of moderate Democrat Assemblymembers known as the New Democrats, effective immediately, according to a press release from the group. “I am honored to have More »

PROGRESS ON SOLAR BILL

We are very pleased to report productive conversations with Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) regarding his SB 71, a bill that is looking to better enable adoption of solar in residential and commercial settings. Although this early version of the bill gives some of our members heartburn because it seems to unintentionally undermine the codes process More »

PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE BILL FIXED

We are happy to report and want to thank all of you that helped, AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which would have posed a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, has been amended in such a manner to address our issues. Due to the recent More »

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Division of the State Architect has release its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18). Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provisions remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that More »

PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE BILL FIXED

April 21, 2017

We are happy to report and want to thank all of you that helped, AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which would have posed a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, has been amended in such a manner to address our issues. Due to the recent More »

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

As we have previously let you know, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State of California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case knows as Horiike. The other bill is using the cover of that More »

OPPOSE AB 1059 DUAL AGENCY BAN

Our members have let us know how bad AB 1059 is and there are active efforts all across California to communicate to legislators how this bill would upend our entire industry. We have been asked to share information on how companies can go on record opposing this bill so we are providing the following address and fax number for you to send a short More »

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