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“MOD SQUAD” DEMOCRATS NAME NEW CONVENER

April 28, 2017

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) today announced that Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) has been named the convener of the informal caucus of moderate Democrat Assemblymembers known as the New Democrats, effective immediately, according to a press release from the group. “I am honored to have More »

PROGRESS ON SOLAR BILL

We are very pleased to report productive conversations with Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) regarding his SB 71, a bill that is looking to better enable adoption of solar in residential and commercial settings. Although this early version of the bill gives some of our members heartburn because it seems to unintentionally undermine the codes process More »

PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE BILL FIXED

We are happy to report and want to thank all of you that helped, AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which would have posed a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, has been amended in such a manner to address our issues. Due to the recent More »

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Division of the State Architect has release its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18). Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provisions remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that More »

PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE BILL FIXED

April 21, 2017

We are happy to report and want to thank all of you that helped, AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose), a legislative proposal which would have posed a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California, has been amended in such a manner to address our issues. Due to the recent More »

DUAL “DUAL AGENCY” BILLS DUEL IN SACRAMENTO

As we have previously let you know, two bills have been gut-and-amended to deal with Dual Agency in the State of 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 knows as Horiike. The other bill is using the cover of that More »

OPPOSE AB 1059 DUAL AGENCY BAN

Our members have let us know how bad AB 1059 is and there are active efforts all across California to communicate to legislators how this bill would upend our entire industry. We have been asked to share information on how companies can go on record opposing this bill so we are providing the following address and fax number for you to send a short More »

COSTAR STORY ON CA DUAL AGENCY BAN

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

ADA CODE REGULATORY UPDATE PACKAGE RELEASED

Division of the State Architect has released its Access Compliance package which starts the 45-Day language comment period for the disabled access update (7/1/18). Your Sacramento staff is reviewing the package to see if there are any objectionable provision remaining (we have been working on this for the past year). We would like to make sure that More »

CA’S WAR ON CARBON

April 14, 2017

The Sacramento Bee asked the question “Is California winning its war on Carbon.” The answer, is, interesting, to say the least. What some may find frustrating is that building energy efficiency measures our industry has voluntarily and mandatorily taken over the past 20 years, has contributed greatly – and at great cost – but does not even More »

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