An Express Article from the California Land Title Association
Bulletin 12/13-37 - October 10, 2012
On October 4th the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a class action suit against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and California Board of Equalization declaring that the fire prevention fees put in place under legislation passed in 2011 are in violation of the California Constitution.
As reported by CLTA in late August, the HJTA had publically stated that they would challenge the fire prevention fees enacted under AB X1 29 as being in violation of Proposition 26, which requires a 2/3 vote for any legislation related to such fees. AB X1 29, which passed in August of 2011, was not passed by a 2/3 vote.