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COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

April 7, 2017

Here is a recent story by Costar on two dual agency bills introduced in California. See below for more details about the two bills. Costar Story: CA to Consider New Legislation On Dual Agency  More »

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

As we discussed last Friday, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State California and are currently in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. One of the bills deals directly with residential disclosure issues related to the California Supreme Court case known as Horiike. The other bill is using the cover of that court case More »

CEQA REFORM OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING?

Our good friend Loren Kaye, President of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, posits the following statement: “You can have infill housing or an unreformed CEQA, but not both.” He makes a good point that we agree with. Click here to read his article on the topic.  More »

SINGLE-USER BATHROOM GUIDANCE RELEASED

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) has released further guidance on the issue of how to identify and sign All-Gender Single-User Toilet Facilities. Click here to read BU 17-01-01 Identification of Single-User Toilet Facilities as All-Gender: Frequently Asked Questions which contains additional information to assist facility operators and design More »

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

RAY MAGNUSSEN WILL BE MISSED

March 24, 2017

A great member of the CBPA family suddenly and unexpectedly passed away this week and we would like to take a moment to recognize what a great man Ray Magnussen was and hope that those of you that knew him will take a minute to remember him. Ray had a successful and thriving janitorial company in San Diego and was active with industry issues through More »

INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING

Yesterday, in a conference room 21 floors above Century City, representatives from all the major commercial, industrial, and retail real estate groups donated a day to slog through and discuss hundreds of bills impacting our industry. The main purpose of this meeting was to make sure that all the major commercial real estate entities active in Sacramento More »

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION JOBS; STOP PROPOSED PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE

AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which poses a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, this week passed the Assembly Labor and Employment committee on a partisan 5-1 vote. The bill next moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, More »

ADA LEGISLATION AT STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS

The Modesto Bee has been doing a good job following and reporting on issues related to ADA lawsuits in the state. Although several bills have addressed and reduced the number of frivolous lawsuits over the past two years, the potential for frivolous action is still unacceptably high. Several bills are moving through at the state and federal (see below) More »

BILLS BILLS BILLS!

As of this point in the 2017 legislative year a collective 2,694 bills have been introduced. The 80 members of the Assembly have introduced 1,804; while the 40 members of the State Senate have introduced 890 bills, for an average of about 22 per each member of the legislature. On behalf of the commercial real estate industry, we are currently tracking More »

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