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Legislation Updates

OPPOSITION FOR WATER SUBMETER MANDATE

April 29, 2011

On the other hand, we had to oppose another bill – AB 19 (Fong; D-Mountain View) – mandating water submeters be installed in all residential dwelling units. We communicated to the Legislature that although we do not oppose the installation of water meters and submeters in individual tenant units, this bill will set bad precedent by not More »

SUPPORT FOR WATER SUBMETER BILL

As California builders, managers, and tenants are looking for cost effective ways to become more efficient, the use of electrical and water submeters have become more common. The commercial real estate industry supports policies that will help users better understand resource usage. However, in California recently, a steady and consistent supply of More »

BILL MANDATING HIRES HEARING NEXT WEEK

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, May 4. The bill was previously approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on a party-line vote 5 More »

REDEVELOPMENT REFORM BILL INTRODUCED

The battle for elimination of California Redevelopment has been a bit quiet lately. The Governor’s proposal for complete elimination of this funding was met with stiff resistance by a broad coalition of local agencies, labor, business, affordable housing advocates, and even some environmentalists. Unable to get the votes for elimination in either More »

BILL MANDATING HIRES MOVES FORWARD

April 22, 2011

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on a party-line vote 5 to 1 vote (all Democrats in favor, one Republican in opposition). AB 350 (Solorio) expands the More »

SEIU BACKED BILL MANDATING HIRES MOVES FORWARD

April 14, 2011

A bill carried on behalf of SEIU by Assemblymember Jose Solario (D-Santa Ana) that forces employers to hire certain employees when the ownership or management of a building changes hands, was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee on a party-line vote 5 to 1 (all Democrats in favor, one Republican in opposition). AB 350 (Solorio) expands the “Displaced More »

JUDICIAL AUTHORITY PROVISIONS FOR ENERGY REMOVED FROM BILL

April 8, 2011

In a bit of good news, we are happy to report that we have been working with the author’s office, environmental groups, labor, and several state agencies, to fix concerns related to SB 454 (Pavley; D-Agoura Hills), a measure which would have given the Energy Commission prosecutorial authority to go after those who fail to comply with California’s More »

MANY ANTI-BUSINESS PROPOSALS RISE AGAIN IN CALIFORNIA

In California a whole new crop of anti-business legislation has been introduced. We are strongly opposing such legislation that will increase costs for California employers, thereby hurting their ability to compete in the global marketplace and provide jobs. Following is just some of the anti-business bills introduced so far: SB 129 (Leno; D-San Francisco) More »

STATEWIDE BIG BOX BAN BILL MOVES FORWARD IN CALIFORNIA

On a strict party line vote, the California State Senate Committee on Government and Finance approved Senate Bill 469 (Vargas; D-San Diego), the bill pushed by unions to make it more difficult to build “big box” retail stores. The vote was 6-3 (all Democrats in support; all Republican opposed). On the surface, Senate Bill 469 mandates projects More »

SPLIT ROLL BILL BACK AGAIN – THE TARGET IS YOU!

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has once again introduced legislation meant to “nuke” property protections under Proposition 13 and create a path to a Split Roll property tax in California. AB 448 is very similar in approach to a bill that was introduced last year, but died on the Assembly Floor. It would change Proposition 13 to More »