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ADA BILLS

September 25, 2015

AB 1230 (Gomez D) California Americans with Disabilities Small Business Capital Access Loan Program. Provides up to $50K in low interest loans for eligible ADA projects. Establishes the California Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Capital Access Loan Program within the Capital Access Loan Program, Self-sustaining program to provide loans More »

REDEVELOPMENT/LOCAL GOV FINANCING/INFRASTRUCTURE

AB 2 (Alejo D) Community revitalization authority Would authorize certain local agencies to form a community revitalization authority (authority) within a community revitalization and investment area, as defined, to carry out provisions of the Community Redevelopment Law in that area for purposes related to, among other things, infrastructure, affordable More »

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS

SB 287 (Hueso D) Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Would require certain occupied structures that are not owned or operated by any local government entity and are constructed on or after January 1, 2017, to have an AED on the premises. The bill would require a person or entity that supplies an AED to comply with specified existing law regarding More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

AB 35 (Chiu D) Income taxes: credits: low-income housing: allocation increase. Would, for calendar years 2016 through 2021, inclusive, would increase the aggregate housing credit dollar amount that may be allocated among low-income housing projects by $100,000,000, as specified. The bill, under the insurance taxation law, the Personal Income Tax Law, More »

COST OF CONSTRUCTION

AB 219 (Daly D) Public works: concrete delivery. Current law defines “public works,” for purposes of requirements regarding the payment of prevailing wages for public works projects, to include, among other things, the hauling of refuse from a public works site to an outside disposal location with respect to contracts involving any state More »

EMPLOYER ISSUES

  AB 465 (Hernández, Roger D) Contracts against public policy. Would prohibit any person from requiring another person, as a condition of employment, to agree to the waiver of any legal right, penalty, forum, or procedure for any employment law violations. The bill would prohibit a person from threatening, retaliating against, or discriminating More »

MANDATORY BENCHMARKING; BILL ON GOVERNOR DESK

Because there has been so much focus, time, and attention paid to California’s Mandatory Benchmarking Law (AB 1103), we want to provide a bit more context about a bill that is currently on the Governor’s Desk that will completely re-write the law. AB 802 (Williams; D-Santa Barbara) does two things. Firstly, it allows for “below code energy efficiency More »

AB 1103 MANDATORY BENCHMARKING REGS PUT ON HOLD

Due to the passage of the legislation above that would significantly alter the AB 1103 program if enacted by the Governor, the comment period for the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103) proposed regulations presented at the August 25, 2015 workshop has been extended to January 1, 2016. Essentially, the CEC has put the process More »

COMMERCIAL ORGANICS RECYCLING LAW

With the passage of AB 1826, new organics recycling requirements will be phased in over several years and will help the state meet its goal of recycling 75 percent of its waste by 2020. AB 1826 (Chesbro, Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014), which was signed in October 2014, requires businesses to recycle their organic waste on and after April 1, 2016, More »

STRATEGIC ISSUES CONFERENCE

Register now for the 2015 Strategic Issues Conference, scheduled for November 5-6, 2015, at the beautiful Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln, CA. The CBPA Board and Legislative Committee Meeting is being held in conjunction with this event. Eight major groups have come together to host this special event: California Business Properties Association More »