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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...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
State Financing for School Employee Rental Housing »
  State Financing for School Employee Rental Housing Assembly Bill 45 (Thurmond) would require that th...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Housing Sustainability Districts Proposed for Local Government »
  Housing Sustainability Districts Proposed for Local Government Assembly Bill 73 (Chiu) proposes to...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Homeownership Savings Accounts »
  Homeownership Savings Accounts Assembly Bill 53 (Steinorth) would allow a deduction for contributio...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Legislature Returns Facing a Vastly Different Federal Government »
  Legislature Returns Facing a Vastly Different Federal Government The 2017 Session of the Legislature has...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLRC Approves Draft Recommendation »
  CLRC Approves Draft Recommendation on Mechanics Liens and Common Interest Developments At its December...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Governor Brown Appoints Xavier Bacerra Attorney General »
  Governor Brown Appoints Xavier Bacerra Attorney General Governor Jerry Brown picked House Democrati...
Monday, December 19, 2016
Housing Bills Look to Recording Fees and Bond Funds »
  Housing Bills Look to Recording Fees and Bond Funds Senator Toni Atkins introduced Senate Bill 2...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Legislative Supermajority »
Democrats Achieve Partial Legislative Supermajority Legislative Democrats needed two more seats in the Assembly and o...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Law Revision Commission Recommendation »
Law Revision Commission Revised Recommendation on Mechanics Liens in HOAs In October, the California Law Revisions Co...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New Publication Law »
New Publication Law Replaces Judicial Districts with Public Notice Districts A new law directing where to publish not...
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
State Revenues Down »
State Revenues Below Expectations Four Months into Fiscal Year California’s fiscal year-to-date total of $30.89 billi...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
State Revenues Match Estimates »
California revenues of more than $10.57 billion for September beat projections in the 2016-17 Budget Act Governor Jerry Br...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Legislation Revises Documents Acceptable as Identification for Notaries »
Assembly Bill 2566 (Nazarian), which revises the list of acceptable non-state and foreign-issued documents that notaries...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
California Modifies Foreclosure Fees »
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 983 (Morrell) which increases the base non-judicial foreclosure fee for a trustee or...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Governor Signs Legislation Increasing Permissible Notary Fees »
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that raises the fee cap for acknowledgments and jurats to $15 – a 50% increase ove...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Right to Sue Expanded for Public Trust Lands in Last-Minute Budget Trailer Bill Amendment »
A last-minute Legislative maneuver on the final day of session amended a cap-and trade bill, Senate Bill 859 , to give...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Governor Brown Signs Bill Expanding Electronic Recording »
Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2143 (Irwin) into law. The bill authorizes a county recorder to enter into a c...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
CFPB Expands Rights of Heirs – So Does California’s SB 1150 »
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued an interpretive rule that will make it possible for heirs to take o...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The California Legislature Transparency Act (CLTA) »
The CLTA will appear on the November ballot as Proposition 54. And no, it has nothing to do with title insurance. The CLT...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
PACE Obligations Gets Attention from FHA and California Legislature »
FHA announced that it will insure mortgages for properties that include PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) assessments,...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Governor Brown Signs “No Place Like Home” Initiative into Law »
As reported by CLTA in February 2016 , the "No Place Like Home" initiative was introduced earlier this year in an effort t...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
State Intellectual Property Bill Amended Amidst Opposition »
Assembly Bill 2880 (Comm. on Judiciary) would have made all works created by public entities eligible for intellectual pr...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Address Confidentiality Legislation Amended »
Assembly Bill 2263 (Baker) modifies the "Safe at Home' address confidentiality program by standardizing the confidentiali...
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
California Senate Passes Senate Bill 918 on HOA Notices »
Senate Bill 918 (Vidak) would require the owner of a separate interest and the homeowner association in a common interest...

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