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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
California Online Notary Act of 2019 »
The California Online Notary Act of 2019 ( AB 199 – Calderon ) would allow the Secretary of State to appoint online nota...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Community Redevelopment Law of 2019 »
Existing law dissolved redevelopment agencies as of February 1, 2012 and designates successor agencies to act as successor...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Recording Fees for Expanded Archival Programs »
Existing law authorizes a county recorder to assess a fee of $1 for each document to defray the cost of converting the cou...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Resignation of Trustee Under Deed of Trust »
Senate Bill 306 (Morrell) authorizes a trustee under a deed of trust to resign at that trustee’s own election as an alte...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Continued Los Angeles County Recording Fees »
Assembly Bill 1106 (Smith) deletes the expiration date for LA County recording fees that fund notices to owners that dee...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Expanded Remedies under California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 »
Consumers would be able to file class actions for a violation of any provision of the California Consumer Privacy Act unde...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Business Use of Personal Information »
Assembly Bill 1416 (Cooley) amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, scheduled to take effect next year. AB...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tax on Services »
Although legislative efforts to tax services have failed to gain traction in the past, Senate Bill 522 (Hertzberg) see...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Employment Arbitration Prohibited Under AB 51 »
Assembly Bill 51 (Gonzalez) prohibits arbitration of labor and employment claims as a condition of employment. Former Go...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Governor Newsom Sues Over Affordable Housing »
Governor Newson took action to sue the City of Huntington Beach for willfully failing to comply with the California’s hous...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Governor Newsom Prioritizes Housing »
Governor Newson pledged to build 3.5 million new homes in California during his term and has proposed a “Marshall Plan” fo...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Trade Associations Address Attorney General Forum on New Privacy Law »
A number of industry associations, including CLTA, gave voice to concerns with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Sexual Harassment Training Significantly Expanded in 2019 »
One of the new California laws taking effect on January 1, 2019 is Senate Bill 1343 (Ch. 956). This new law requires C...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
California Attorney General Holds First Public Forum on CCPA in San Francisco »
The Attorney General’s office held its first public forum on the California Consumer Privacy Act in San Francisco Jan. 8th...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Privacy Coalition Wants Stronger Law »
A coalition of consumer groups has sent a letter to California’s legislators urging them to add a broadened consumer e...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
California Legislative Agenda Includes Housing »
Although the new two-year legislative session started in December, the real action won’t take place until January when the...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Board Representation Requirements Changed Under New California Law »
Earlier this year Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 826 (Jackson) to modify representation requirements of boards of d...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
State Senator Ricardo Lara Elected Insurance Commissioner »
Although votes remain to be counted, it appears that California’s new Insurance Commissioner is Ricardo Lara, currently a...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
California Democrats Regain State Senate Supermajority »
California’s Democrats are no longer one short of a supermajority of 27 senators in the California Senate after winning tw...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
CA Controller Reports State Revenue Stalls - Hopefully not a Trend »
In October the state sales tax was the only major revenue source to come in higher than projected in the enacted budget. P...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
CLTA Joins Business Coalition Proposing Fixes to California Consumer Privacy Act »
The California Land Title Association is taking part in a large and diverse coalition of businesses, ranging from wineries...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Property Tax Postponement Available but Funding Limited »
State Controller Betty T. Yee announced last month that applications for property tax deferment for the 2018-19 tax year w...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Democrats Hoping for a Super-Majority in State Senate »
Democrats had a super-majority in the State Senate earlier this year before a recall election cost Senator Josh Newman his...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Blockchain Bills Signed into Law »
Governor Brown signed two blockchain bills into law. The first, AB 2658 (Chapter 875) , requires the state Secretary o...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lawmaker's Pass "Fixes" to California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 »
In a testament to the hurried passage of AB 375 (Chau), also known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA),...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
California State Revenues Surpass Projections - Rainy Day Fund Anyone? »
For the month of August, California took in more revenue than estimated in the budget enacted at the end of June, accordin...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Legislation Reinstating Homeowners Bill of Rights Signed into Law »
Governor Brown signed SB 818 (Beall) into law on Friday to reinstate the Homeowners Bill of Rights (HOBR), portions of whi...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Legislature Passes Trio of PACE Bills »
The Legislature sent three bills dealing with the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program to Governor Brown’s desk i...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
California's 2017-18 Legislative Session Adjourns for Final Recess »
After a frenetic final week, Friday, August 31st saw the 2017-18 Legislative Session adjourn for Final Recess. During the...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Governor Signs Several Bills »
  Survivors Bill of Rights Amended to Exempt Reverse Mortgages Governor Brown signed SB 1183...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Homeowner Bill of Rights Headed Towards Reinstatement »
The California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) was signed into law in 2012 as a response to the foreclosure crisis, but mu...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Rent Control Measure Qualifies for Ballot »
A rent control initiative has qualified for the November ballot that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act ena...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Changes to New Privacy Law Already Underway »
Before Governor Brown even had a chance to sign the newly enacted California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) on June 2...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Assembly Banking Committee Passes CLTA-Sponsored Legislation Extending HELOC Reform »
CLTA-sponsored legislation in the form of SB 1139 (Morrell) , which would indefinitely extend home equity line of credit...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Legislative Proposal to Tax Services Held in Committee »
In a recent hearing before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, SB 993 (Hertzberg) , which would tax services p...

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