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Sacramento Report
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...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Senate Bill Seeks to Place Limitations on Sale of Federal Property »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) would restrict conveyances of federal public lands by declaring conveyances from the Federal Gove...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
New Insurance Company Reporting for LGBT Enterprises; Board Diversity; and Permitting Data Calls »
California requires admitted insurers with premiums of $100,000,000 or more to periodically submit reports to the Insuranc...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
State Revenues Lower than Projected »
In one of the most crucial months for collections, California revenues of $15.98 billion for April fell short of projectio...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Governor Brown Says Housing Reform Must Occur Before More Funding »
There are over 100 bills in the California Legislature this year to address housing affordability.  The CLTA has been...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Anti-Arbitration Legislation Amended »
Senate Bill 33 (Dodd) originally prohibited arbitration agreements for claims involving fraud, identity theft, and wrong...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PACE Financing Draws Congressional Attention Amidst Pending California Legislation »
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has finally attracted the attention of Congress. Senator Tom Cotton (R.,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Swimming Pool Safety Measures Strengthened and Inspections Required before a Transfer »
Senate Bill 442 (Newman) would require that when a building permit is issued, that the pool or spa be equipped with at l...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Proposed Water Savings Program Follows the PACE Design »
Senate Bill 564 (McGuire), also known as the Water Bill Savings Act, looks to build upon the precedent set by PACE finan...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Correcting Indexing Upon Request and Providing Relief from Liability »
Assembly Bill 794 (Gallagher) requires recorders to correct an indexing mistake within 10 days, if the recorder receives...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Permitting of Coastal Structures and Penalties for Unpermitted Structures »
The California Coastal Act of 1976 generally requires the permitting of revetments, breakwaters, groins, harbor channels,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Trustee Fee Increase Contemplated »
Current law authorizes a trustee in a foreclosure to deduct certain charges and expense for the fees of the trustee not to...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Legislation Proposes Limits on Tax Defaulted Property Sales to Existing Owner »
Senate Bill 812 (Senate Committee on Governance and Finance) would prohibit the current owner of tax-defaulted property...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
More Information Proposed for Transfer Fee Notices »
Transfer fees created after January 1, 2009 require a specific recorded notice in a single document. The information cann...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Elimination of Withholding on Real Property Sales »
Senate Bill 353 (Stone) proposes to eliminate the current 33 1/3 withholding of the sales proceeds by a transferee on Ca...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Expansion of Social Security Number Truncation Program »
Existing law requires a social security truncation program in the office of the county recorder for documents recorded aft...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Electronic Property Tax Payment Expansion »
Tax collectors can require taxpayers who make aggregate payments of $50,000 or more on the two most recent regular install...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
PACE For Energy Efficiency - Son of PACE for Water Efficiency »
Last year the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2693 by Assemlyman Dababneh, that provides protections for PACE particip...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
State Revenue Short of Projections »
California revenue of $6.52 billion for February fell short of projections in the governor’s proposed 2017 18 budget by $7...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Arbitration Bill Introduced »
  Arbitration Bill Introduced On the first official day of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, newly electe...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Social Security Numbers on Recorded Documents »
  Social Security Numbers on Recorded Documents Senate Bill 184 (Morrell) would expand the recorders’...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Identity Theft »
  Identity Theft Assemblymember Matt Dababneh has reintroduced an identity theft protection bill from the...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Second Home Mortgage Deduction Eliminated to Fun Low-Income Housing »
  Second Home Mortgage Deduction Eliminated to Fund Low-Income Housing Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu) increase...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Follow-up on Transfer on Death Deeds »
  Follow-up on Transfer on Death Deeds The Legislature authorized a Transfer on Death Deed in 2015 followi...

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