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Legislation Updates

2010 SUCCESSES

November 12, 2010

In politics and public policy, it is sometime too easy to focus on the negative. So, we’d like to point out some of the successes of the commercial, industrial, retail real estate industry from this past year: Legislation – Engaged on more than 500 pieces of Legislation in the California State Capitol. 49 bills “High Priority”. 31 Opposed – More »

FLORIDA LAND USE AMENDMENT 4 GOES DOWN

November 5, 2010

And in a closely watched Florida vote that our industry had significant worries about it spreading to other states if passed, was handily defeated. “Amendment 4,” which proposed requiring a taxpayer-funded referendum for all changes to local government comprehensive land-use plans, was defeated by more than a 2 to 1 margin. Thank you to all of More »

FINALLY A BUDGET – ONLY 100 DAYS LATE

October 8, 2010

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the last deal having been cut and with 27 votes cobbled together, the Senate passed a spending plan for 2010-11 and adjourned itself. Just a few hours earlier the Assembly had passed the same measure with the bare minimum of 54 votes, thus ending the longest budget stalemate in the history of California. After the More »

BILLS SIGNED/VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

October 1, 2010

Below is a list of some of the high priority bills the Governor acted on before the Sign/Veto deadline that struck at Midnight last night. We have included veto messages where available. If you don’t see a bill on this list that you care about, or if you have questions or want more information about any of these bills, please simply reply to this More »

STILL NO BUDGET – 93 DAYS LATE

Even though word leaked out last week that the state’s longest budget impasse in history was drawing to a close, we still have no budget agreement. Lack of a budget has a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry. Many building owners that lease to state entities have not been paid for two or three months; and many contractors that More »

STILL NO BUDGET – 86 DAYS LATE – “FRAMEWORK” AGREEMENT REACHED?

September 24, 2010

Word leaked out yesterday from the Governor’s office that the state’s longest budget impasse in history may be drawing to a close. “The governor and the leaders have reached a framework of an agreement. We will continue to work through the details over the weekend and hope to come to a final agreement Monday when they reconvene,” said Schwarzenegger More »

FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATION

September 17, 2010

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was authorized via SB 5 (Machado) to develop building standards that “reduces the risk of flood damage and to protect life, safety, and the construction in the Central Valley Flood Plain Management Area.” During the adoption of the 2010 edition of the California Building Code (CBC), DWR was convinced to withdraw More »

CALIFORNIA CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING PREVENTION ACT OF 2010

The California Apartment Association has put together the following alert to help managers of residential properties deal with SB 183 recently signed by the Governor: California’s Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 requires that all residential property be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector when the property has a fossil fuel burning More »

BILLS ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK/SIGNED/VETOED

AB 482 (D-Mendoza) – Employment: Consumer Credit Reports. This measure prohibits employers from using consumer credit reports for employment purposes unless the information is “substantially job related” as defined. Oppose. Veto Request. AB 737 (Chesbro; D – Eureka) Mandates commercial recycling measure on private buildings but not public More »

STILL NO BUDGET – 79 DAYS LATE – HISTORY MADE

The State of California made a dubious historical achievement…today marks the longest into the fiscal year the state has gone without passing a budget. We should all be really proud of this achievement. We’d like to thank our elected officials for working so hard to make this day come to fruition. The public scorn and ridicule from other states More »