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2020 MAY SEE TAX BATTLE ROYAL

September 27, 2019

Dan Walters, from Sacramento Bee Political Columnist, now writing for CalMatters lays out some thoughts on the looming expensive fight on split roll and other tax items in 2020: Although the state is enjoying multibillion-dollar budget surpluses, thanks largely to a vibrant economy, California voters may face a bewildering array of tax increase proposals More »

SPLIT ROLL BALLOT MEASURE – “THREE TIME LOSER”

Our friend Loren Kay, the President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, walks us through the “iterative” process the proponents next year’s split roll property tax measure are taking to try to tweak the measure in manner they better sell that stinkbomb to the voters: Oops, they did it again. Proponents have submitted a third More »

LEGISLATIVE BILL WATCH

Below is a summary of bills that we are focused on that impact the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors, during the final two weeks of the 2019 Session.  The Governor has until Midnight on October 13 to sign or veto measures on his Desk.   AB 5 (Gonzalez D) Worker status: employees and independent contractors. Summary: Addresses More »

GOVERNOR’S SIGNING MESSAGE ON AB 5

“To Members of the California Assembly: Assembly Bill 5 is landmark legislation for workers and our economy. It will help reduce worker misclassification-workers being wrongly classified as ‘independent contractors,’ rather than employees, which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits. More »

CALCHAMBER STATEMENT ON AB 5

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement on AB 5 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego): “CalChamber is pleased with the number of professions that AB 5 recognizes should not fall under the independent contractor test set forth in the Dynamex decision.  AB 5 provides clarity and certainty for those industries.  The fact that the More »

LACTATION ROOM BILL SENT TO GOVERNOR

On A 57-13 vote in the Assembly, and then a 28-11 vote in the Senate, the amended bill dealing with lactation rooms in workplaces has been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 142 (Weiner; D-San Francisco) initially sought to require lactation rooms in all buildings, was amended twice in the last two weeks to take the building code provisions out of the More »

RENT CAP / “JUST CAUSE” BILL SENT TO GOVERNOR

A bill that seeks to bring residential rent caps to California, AB 1482 (Chiu; D-San Francisco), passed the Senate 25-10, and then passed the Assembly 48-25.  A “grand deal” between the Governor and supporters of the bill came together several weeks ago which all but guaranteed passage of the controversial measure. This bill has been a top priority More »

FINAL WEEK OF LEGISLATIVE SESSION

September 6, 2019

The final week of the 2019 Legislative year is upon us.  The Legislature is feverishly working its way through hundreds of bills that will impact our state and your business before they adjourn sometime around Midnight next Friday. There are still many significant pieces of legislation that will impact our industry that we are following closely, including More »

LACTATION ROOM MANDATE ON ASSEMBLY FLOOR

SB 142 (Weiner; D-San Francisco) the bill seeking to require lactation rooms in all buildings, will be voted on next week.  We have opposed the bill all year as redundant in light of the fact that AB 1976 (Limon; D-Santa Barbara) was just signed last year and was substantially similar; and we have specifically objected to the fact that this bill sought More »

RENT CAP / “JUST CAUSE” BILL PASSES SUSPENSE

A bill that seeks to bring residential rent caps to California, AB 1482 (Chiu; D-San Francisco), will be heard next week.  A “grand deal” between the Governor and supporters of the bill has come together. This bill has been a top priority for us to defeat. However, the deal points with the Governor has pushed many of our allied opposing groups More »

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