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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Conformity with Federal Law for California Tax Deferred Exchanges »
Assembly Bill 217 (Burke) proposes modified California conformity with federal tax law changes regarding tax-deferred ex...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Real Estate Licensees Remain Independent Contractors Under AB 5 »
The California Supreme Court in the Dynamex case set out a 3-part test to determine whether workers are employees or indep...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Surcharge on Insurance Policies for Disaster Relief Stalls in Legislature »
Senate Bill 292 (Rubio) was amended on June 17th to create the Prepared California Disaster Mitigation Fund for purposes...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
CLTA Sponsors Bill to Retain UTC Working Capital Calculations in Light of FASB Rule Change »
Assembly Bill 295 (Daly), sponsored by the CLTA, forestalls potentially very negative financial consequences to underwri...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Bills Seeking to Modify California Privacy Law Advance, While Others Meet Stumbling Blocks »
Assembly Bill 874 (Irwin), supported by the CLTA, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The bill redefines...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Bill Loosening Local Government Housing Restrictions Still Alive »
Senate Bill 330 (Skinner) establishes the Housing Crisis Act of 2019. Despite opposition from the League of California...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
CLTA Working to Amend Legislation that Would Allow Use of Pseudonyms in Lawsuits and Judgments »
Assembly Bill 800 (Chu) would allow participants in California’s Safe at Home Program, which permits victims of domestic...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Privacy Legislation Passes Assembly to Exempt Employees from Definition of Consumer »
Assembly Bill 25 (Chau) has unanimously passed the Assembly and clarifies that the definition of consumer under the Cali...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Marijuana Bank Bill Moves Forward - Again »
In an attempt to provide banking services for the California cannabis industry, the California Senate recently passed Se...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Legislation Allowing Substituted Trustee to Resign Moves Forward »
Senate Bill 306 (Morrell) would provide that a trustee named in a recorded substitution of trustee may either resign or...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Required Inspection of Exterior Common Areas in HOAs Proposed »
Senate Bill 326 (Hill) establishes a mandatory inspection regime, at least once every nine years, for exterior elevated...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
California Identifies Vacant State Land for Housing »
Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order, the California Department of General Services (DGS) has compiled an invento...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
California Bill to Limit Rent Increases Statewide Passes First Committee »
Legislation to limit rent increases statewide to 5% annually plus the Consumer Price Index (CPI), AB 1482 (Chiu), pass...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Private Right of Action for Privacy Violations Stalls in Senate »
Legislation that would expand a consumer’s ability to bring a civil action for violations of the California Consumer Priva...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Will Housing Affordability Suffer by Making School Parcel Taxes Easier to Pass? »
Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, SCA-5  (Hill), would make it easier to pass parcel taxes for schools by establi...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Point of Sale Retrofit for Wildfire Protection »
Assembly Bill 38 (Wood) creates a State Wildfire Preparedness Board and divides the state’s very high fire hazard severi...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
New Electronic Will Law Proposed »
Assembly Bill 1667 (Santiago) would authorize the execution of an electronic will as an additional type of will that is...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Governor Newsom Looks at Federal Opportunity Zones for Affordable Housing »
The federal tax overhaul passed in 2017 created a program for opportunity zones that lets investors shield gains from taxe...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Legislation Proposes Ballot Initiative for California Inheritance and Gift Taxes »
A bill seeking to implement a state inheritance tax in California has been introduced in the State Legislature. Sen...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Senate Bill 2 (Recording Fee Surcharges) Start to Fund Housing »
The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is accepting applications until the end of April for its Multifamily Mixed-...
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...

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