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LACTATION ROOM BILL SENT TO GOVERNOR

September 27, 2019

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 »

DYNAMEX/GIG ECONOMY BILL UP NEXT WEEK

Since 1989, California courts and regulators applied a set of rules called the Borello test for deciding whether a worker was an independent contractor. This approach weighed nine different factors to account for the variety of California industries and professions that would be regulated. Despite this test being used for over three decades, the California More »

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2019

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. Bills on the Senate Floor: AB 5 (Gonzalez D) Worker status: employees and independent contractors. Summary: Addresses the Dynamex Court case on independent contractors.  Amendments More »

SPLIT ROLL; POLITICS OVER POLICY

April 18, 2019

CBPA’s own Rex Hime penned the following article that was run in several statewide publications this week.  This article refutes some the basic arguments posed by those pursuing the split roll property tax initiative that is on the November 2020 ballot.  Please feel free to reprint this commentary in your own publications: Politics won over good More »

SPRING RECESS IN THE LEGISLATURE

All the Senators and Assemblymembers have gone home for the week to spend Spring Recess in their district.  The Halls of the Capitol are very quiet this week but will spring back to life next week.  More »

AB 142 – LACTATION ROOMS; CONCERNS IN PLAIN ENGLISH:

April 12, 2019

Once again, we are dealing with a bill in the legislature that mandates expanded access to Lactation Rooms in commercial buildings.  The bill, AB 142 by Senator Weiner from San Francisco, is very similar to a bill he carried last year that was vetoed by Governor Brown. As an industry our main concerns with the bill is that it brings building owners More »

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