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1972 – 50 years of service to the commercial industrial retail real estate industry – 2022.


September 16, 2011

In a huge win for the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry, AB 350 (Solorio; D-Santa Ana) failed to get enough votes to pass the Senate Floor, the last night of the legislative session. Despite coming up for seven separate votes, supporters failed to get 21 votes in the Senate to secure passage.

AB 350 sought to require employers with a new contract for property services (building maintenance, licensed security, window cleaners, and food cafeteria services) to hire all of the prior contractor’s employees.

“At the same time legislators and Governor Brown are stressing the need to ease regulatory burdens on business to improve the economy and jobs, AB 350 would have done the exact opposite – putting more onerous requirements and costs on small businesses,” said Ray Magnussen, president of Paragon Services in San Diego and president of Building Owners and Managers Association of California. “We all breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Senate rejected this anti-jobs and anti-small business measure.”

AB 350 was opposed by dozens of small business, taxpayer and labor groups, as well as twenty newspaper editorial boards throughout the state. A coalition effort was funded through all California BOMA local association and a support from BOMA International’s Industry Defense Fund.

Additionally, your calls and emails to key legislators were absolutely critical in our efforts to defeat the bill. We asked for your help and you delivered. Thank you.

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