Forgot Password? | Print Page | Contact Us | Report Abuse | Sign In | Request to be a member
News & Press
Filter news by category:

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

Displaying page 1 of 3
1  |  2  |  3

Sacramento Report
40 minutes ago
CLTA Comments on Revocable Transfer on Death Deed »
The California Land Title Association (“CLTA”) recently provided comments to the California Law Revision Commission regard...
40 minutes ago
California Insurance Commissioner Wants Rate Review Due to New Tax Law »
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has directed his staff to commence a regulatory review of certain insurance r...
40 minutes ago
CLTA Sponsors Legislation Extending HELOC Reform »
CLTA has sponsored legislation, SB 1139 (Morrell), to indefinitely extend home equity line of credit (HELOC) reforms o...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
CLTA Joins Coalition Letter to Dept. of Business Oversight on PACE Rulemaking »
The CLTA in January joined a coalition of trade industry and consumer groups, including the California Association of Real...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
California Initiative Filed to Allow Reassessment of Commercial Properties »
On December 15th a group filed a request with the California Attorney General for a title and summary of an initiative tha...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Homeowners Bill of Rights Renewal »
Several provisions of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, a law enacted in response to the foreclosure crisis that resulted fro...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Clarification on Transfer on Death Deeds »
The nonprobate transfer enacted in recent years, the revocable transfer upon death deed (TODD), has created some confusion...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Recording Fee Surcharge Exemption Proposed »
Assembly Bill 1765 (Quirk-Silva), the first of what may be several bills to waive a $75 recording fee resulting from SB...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Bill Proposes Expansion of Accessory Dwelling Units »
Senate Bill 831 (Wieckowski) would require, rather than authorize, local agencies to adopt ordinances for junior accesso...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations »
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra has resigned rather than serve out the remainder of his term because of allegations of sexual m...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Assemblymember Dababneh Resigns in Wake of Allegations Against Him »
Assembly Member Matt Dababneh, a Democrat from the San Fernando Valley, has announced his resignation from the State Assem...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Senator Mendoza Refuses to Comply with Request to Take Leave of Absence »
On Thursday, California Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon suggested that Senator Tony Mendoza, a Democrat from Artesia and de L...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Recorded Notices for Water Efficiency Charges »
The New Year will see the implementation of the Water Bill Savings Act, which authorizes a joint powers authority to provi...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Governor Vetoes Gender Data Bill but Signs Significant Employee Protection Legislation »
Governor Brown vetoed legislation, Assembly Bill 1209 (Fletcher), that would have required employers with 500 or more...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
PACE Regulations Forthcoming »
Governor Brown recently signed legislation establishing the nation’s most extensive set of consumer protections for Califo...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
$373.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed in 2017 Legislative Session »
The nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported that in this year’s Legislative session various California state lawmak...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
New Construction Acquires Base Year Value Only When Completed per AB 652 »
The Governor recently signed Assembly Bill 652 (Flora) to provide that new construction acquires a base year value onl...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Governor Signs Bills Authorizing Correction of Recorder Indexes »
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 794 (Gallagher) into law to allow specified persons to request that information in...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Governor Signs Federal Lands Bill - CLTA to Review for Practice Recommendations »
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 50 (Allen) to make any transfer of federal lands void ab initio unless the State Lan...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Opinion: Why SB 2 Will Fail to Make Housing Affordable in California »
A columnist in the Wall Street Journal recently opined that the housing legislation passed in California will do little to...
Monday, September 18, 2017
PACE Financing Faces Comprehensive Regulation »
Legislation supported by Governor Brown will enact new PACE financing regulatory provisions under the California Finance L...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Legislation to Expand Governor Subpoenas Falls Short of Passage »
A business coalition led by the Civil Justice Association of California and including the CLTA was successful in block...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Bill Prohibiting Sale of Federal Lands Sent to Governor »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) was sent to the Governor in the legislative session's waning days. As mentioned in a prior enew...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Transfer on Death Deed Called into Question »
California enacted legislation in 2015 to permit a revocable transfer on death deed (RTODD) with a “sunset” provision, whi...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
July Deadline Leaves 200 Bills Adrift as Legislature Adjourns for August Recess »
A pair of legislative deadlines came and went in July, requiring bills to pass out of their policy committees by July 14th...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Legislation Allowing Accent Marks on Vital Records Moves to Appropriations Committee »
Assembly Bill 82 (Medina) would require the State Registrar to require diacritical marks to be properly recorded on marr...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Dismantling Board of Equalization »
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 102 in June to drastically scale down the California State Board of Equalization and...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CLTA Joins Coalition Opposing Expansion of Government Subpoenas »
The CLTA has joined a business coalition opposed to Assembly Bill 814 (Bloom) , granting pre-litigation administrative su...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Collecting and Publishing Data on Gender Pay Differentials »
Assembly Bill 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher) requires most employers with 250 or more employees to collect gender pay differen...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Inclusionary Housing Requirements Get Assembly Approval »
Assembly Bill 1505 (Bloom) allows the legislative body of a city or county to adopt an ordinance that requires, as a con...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Majority of Public Opposes New Gas Tax – Impact on Recording Fee Increase? »
Despite the Governor’s successful drive to pass a gas tax increase, the public is opposed. A recent Sacramento Bee poll f...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bill Prohibiting Sale of Federal Lands Passes the California Senate »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) passed the Senate on a 24-11 vote. As mentioned in a prior enews article, the bill makes any t...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
California Assembly Considers Legislation Eliminating Mortgage Interest Deduction for Second Homes »
The mortgage interest deduction for second homes would be eliminated by Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu), in order to fund a $2...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Solar Energy Installation Financial Disclosure Bill Heads to Policy Committee in Second House »
Solar energy installation companies would be required to provide homeowners with additional disclosure information prior t...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Recording Fee Legislation Awaits Vote on Senate Floor »
Senate Bill 2 (Atkins), which would fund affordable housing through a substantial increase in recording fees, is current...

Displaying page 1 of 3
1  |  2  |  3

California Land Title Association


1215 K Street #1816 Sacramento, CA 95814-3905
Email: mail@clta.org  |  Phone: 916-444-2647  |   Fax: 916-444-2851