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CBPA aims to take a proactive approach to solving challenges impacting the commercial real estate industry. In addition to advocating against harmful legislation, its crucial for our industry to work to introduce solutions to the problems our members and industry face. This year, CBPA has partnered with two lawmakers to introduce legislation aimed at streamlining processes. You can review the bill summaries below.

AB 3196 - Demurrer Hearing Timetable

Authored by Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen; D - Elk Grove

This bill aims to enhance the efficiency of legal processes in commercial property disputes. By setting a definitive schedule for demurrer hearings, AB 3196 will reduce delays and financial hardships faced by small property owners and new small businesses. This legislation is crafted to address the specific challenges within commercial real estate only, ensuring swift resolutions and enabling a healthier economic environment for small enterprises, without impacting residential legal proceedings.

Fact Sheet | Bill Language | Status: The bill passed through the Assembly Judiciary Committee without opposition on April 16th and now proceeds through the legislative process. 

AB 2433 -  Private Permitting Review and Inspection Act

Authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva; D - Fullerton

This bill addresses the lengthy delays in the building permit process by introducing flexibility in fee structures, inspection timelines, and the conditional utilization of private professional services.

Fact Sheet | Bill Language | Status: Introduced, referred to Assembly Committee on Local Government and Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. The bill passed through the Local Government Committee with a vote of 7-0 on April 10th.  

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