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March 8, 2012


We are still wading through the hundreds of bills that were introduced in by the Bill Introduction Deadline last week. Here are some interesting bills from the Assembly. More to follow next week. Please send any thoughts, comments, analyses you have on these bills by replying to this email. Our Legislative Committees will be meeting over the next three weeks to set positions and prioritize bills. Your input is importan

AB 1570 (Perea; D-Fresno) California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA): record of proceedings. This bill would require the lead agency, at the request of a project applicant, to prepare a record of proceedings concurrently with the preparation and certification of an EIR.


AB 1598 (Buchanan; D-San Ramon) Public contracts: public works: installation.
  Requires prevailing wage be paid for any contract using public monies in the installation and disassembly of freestanding and affixed modular office systems. Because this bill would expand the definition of a crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.


AB 1627 (Dickinson; D-Sacramento) Environmental quality: building standards: vehicle miles traveled. Requires the Energy Commission to prescribe building design and construction standards that reduce “vehicle miles traveled.” The bill would prohibit a local building department from issuing a building permit for a residential or nonresidential building unless the department confirms that the building plan complies with those standards.


AB 1666 (Olsen; R-Modesto) Automated external defibrillators (AED).
  This bill would extend current training requirements and liability protections for building owners who install AED’s to January 1, 2018.


AB 1711 (Galgiani; D-Tracy) Energy resources: energy savings program.
  This bill tries to reduce burdensome laws and regulations impacting real estate by specifying that an unreasonable or unnecessary affect on the home purchasing process or the ability of individuals to rent housing includes an act or requirement in the assessment, rating, or improvement of a residential building that results in certain costs or delays the close of escrow.


AB 1959 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara) Building standards: green building standards: toxic air contaminants. Require the California Building Standards Commission to consider adopting building standards for toxic air contaminants as a part of the mandatory minimum green building standards (CALGreen).


AB 2014 (Ammiano D) Property taxation: change in ownership: legal entities: task force. This bill sets up a task force to review commercial real estat “change of ownership” rules under 1978’s Proposition 13. Task force includes a wide range of individuals, but does not include anyone from the commercial real estate industry.


AB 2131 (Olsen; R-Modesto) Local government: investments.  
  Would authorize local governments to aggregate investment funds in Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds.  


AB 2485 (Hueso; D-Chula Vista) Retail facilites at roadside rest areas.
  Summary: Would authorize the Department of Transportation to enter into agreements for the operation of roadside rest areas by private entities in conjunction with the development of a retail establishment.


AB 2577 (Galgiani; D-Tracy) Environmental quality: public comments.
  This bill would specify that a lead CEQA agency does not have a duty to consider, evaluate, or respond to comments received after the expiration of the public review period.


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