HIGH PRIORITY THAT WENT TO GOVERNOR

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
This session, on behalf of the commercial real estate industry, we tracked almost 900 measures.  Of those measures, 18 high priority measures made it to the Governor.  He signed 12 bills we supported and one bill we opposed.  He vetoed four bills we opposed and two we supported.  Read More →

HIGH PRIORITY BILLS SIGNED/VETOED (SUMMARY)

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Bills Signed by the Governor AB 52 (Gatto) Native Americans: California Environmental Quality Act. NEUTRAL  AB 1471 (Rendon) Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. SUPPORT  AB 1711 (Cooley) Administrative Procedures Act: economic impact assessment. SUPPORT  AB 1897 (Hernandez) Labor contracting: client liability. OPPOSE  AB 2104 (Gonzalez) Common interest developments: water-efficient landscapes. SUPPORT  AB 2109 (Daly) Controller: reports: parcel taxes. SUPPORT  AB ...

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT

Posted: October 14, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
From October 20-22, 2014 in downtown San Francisco, the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council made up of California’s Investor Owned Utilities, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Los Angeles Department and Water and Power, the Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, will host the 6th Biennial Emerging Technologies Summit.  The Summit will gather more than 500 stakeholders in the energy efficiency and demand response sectors to learn, ideate and debate the ...

2013-14 LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN THE BOOKS

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Governor had until Midnight, Tuesday, to wade through all the bills on his desk.  He signed and vetoed hundreds of measures.  Over the two year session your state legislature and Governor put 1,731 new laws on the books.  As well the Legislature passed 450 non-binding resolutions.  The Governor rejected 239 bills exercising his veto authority.  Read More →

HIGH PRIORITY THAT WENT TO GOVERNOR

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
This session, on behalf of the commercial real estate industry, we tracked almost 900 measures.  Of those measures, 18 high priority measures made it to the Governor.  He signed 12 bills we supported and one bill we opposed.  He vetoed four bills we opposed and two we supported.  Read More →

AB 1897 SUBCONTRACTOR BILL SIGNED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
With no fanfare, over last weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 1897 (Hernandez), a bill that will make it easier for your company to be dragged into a wage dispute of a contracted company.  Hopefully you will never feel the impacts of this bill, but you may want to make sure your legal counsel is aware of this change PRESS: Jerry Brown signs subcontractor bill – Sac Bee LEGAL ANALYSIS: Governor Brown Signs Bill Making Companies Liable for Employment Violations of Independent Labor Contractor ...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BILLS VETOED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The following bills were meant to address issues, in some fashion, created by the elimination of the state’s Redevelopment program.  All were vetoed by the Governor: AB 1399 by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) – Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California New Markets Tax Credit. A veto message can be found here. AB 2280 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D- Salinas) – Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities. A veto message can be found here. AB 2493 by Assemblymember ...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BILLS SIGNED

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
However, the Governor signed a package 13 bills that he believes will strengthen economic development in the state.  According to the Governor’s office, “Since taking office in 2011, the Governor has approved legislation to modernize the workers’ compensation system, the regulatory and fee structure for the timber industry, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requirements and the facility inspection process for the life sciences industry. In addition to these legislative actions, ...

REDEVELOPMENT VETOES

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
The Business Journal sums up the issues related to these bills and discusses the dynamics related to redevelopment.  If you own/manage property in any urban area, this issue affect you. Governor rejects redevelopment replacement, approves related measure  Read More →

UPDATE ON WATCHED BILLS

Posted: October 6, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments
Here is a quick update on some of the bills we have been working.  Click links for the actual language, and reply to this email if you want more detail: AB 2565 (Muratsuchi; D- Torrance) – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Tenant Installation.  This bill has been signed by the Governor we support this measure. AB 2372 (Ammiano; D – San Francisco) – Change of Ownership Bill.  This bill is dead.  We cautiously supported its passage. AB 2045 (Rendon; D – South Gate) – Energy ...
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