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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
COVID Disrupts Last Days of Senate Debate and Voting »
On August 26th the Senate stopped proceedings due to Republican Senator Brian Jones testing positive for COVID-19. In a pr...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Two Foreclosure Bills Pass at End of Legislative Session »
Legislature Passes Foreclosure Publication Legislation The Legislature passed Senate Bill 11...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Small Business Tax Bills Signed by Governor After Being Recast with Original Provisions Removed »
  PPP Loan Forgiveness The Governor signed Assembly Bill 1577 (Burke) to c...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CLTA Gets Clarification on California Consumer Financial Protection Bill Enforcement »
The Legislature passed AB 1864 (Limon), the vehicle for Governor Newsom’s proposal to reform the Department of Busines...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Newsom Endorses Split Roll Property Tax Increase »
Governor Gavin Newsom recently endorsed Proposition 15 , known as the “split roll” ballot proposition, calling the mult...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Last Minute Activity as 2020 Legislative Session Winds Down »
Legislature Trims Bills upon Return from Recess As the Legislature prepared to reconvene from a summer rec...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Legislature Goes into Final Recess at End of August – CLTA Starts its Annual Summary of Legislation »
August 31 is the last day for each house of the Legislature to pass bills before the Legislature’s final recess of 2020 be...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Extending Assessment Appeal Decisions »
Governor Newsom has signed an Executive Order that extends the decision period for any pending assessment appeal filed wit...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
California Consumer Financial Protection Law Reconsidered by Legislature »
Though temporarily stalled amid criticism from legislators that such a complicated policy matter should not be passed as p...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Twelve Very Wide Ranging November Ballot Propositions »
Four out of twelve ballot propositions directly impact the real estate, escrow and title industries and are briefly outlin...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
CLTA Joins Business Coalition Opposing Per Employee Business Tax »
The California Land Title Associations joined a large business coalition to oppose AB 398 (Chu), which would create a...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Legislation Would Conform California to PPP Debt Forgiveness Tax Rules »
Assembly Bill 1577 (Burke), would conform state law to the federal CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program by excl...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Amended Bill Expands California Infrastructure Bank for Public Deposits and Investments »
On June 26th, Assembly Bill 310 (Santiago) was amended to expand the role of the California Infrastructure and Economi...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Advising Tenant of Rights When a Notice of Sale is Posted »
Assembly Bill 3364 by the Assembly Committee on Judiciary is an omnibus bill covering various legal issues. AB 3364 was...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Assembly Privacy Committee Holds Informational Hearing on CPRA »
The Assembly Privacy Committee held a hearing on Friday to discuss the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a ballot meas...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
State Faces $54 Billion Budget Gap »
Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 May Revision budget proposal to the Legislature that attempts to close a budge...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
California Attorney General Sends Letter to Congress Opposing Remote Notarization »
On May 19, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to Senator Graham and Senator Feinstein, the Chair...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
What is a Gut and Amend Bill? - Take a Look and See »
$275 Per-Employee Business Tax Amended into Legislation After Original Education Related Language Removed...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Foreclosure Bills Moving in the Legislature »
Senate Bill 1447 (Bradford) extends the foreclosure mitigation protections in the Homeowners Bill of Rights to rental pr...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Revised Split Roll Initiative Qualifies for Ballot - Estimated to Raise up to $12 Billion »
Voters will decide on several ballot propositions in the general election in November, including whether to assess commerc...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Legislature Defers Action on Governor's Budget Proposal for a Department of Financial Protection »
Both the California State Assembly and Senate Budget Committees deferred the expansion and renaming of the Department of B...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Over 1,000 Bills Fail to Meet Legislative Deadline »
There were 1,122 legislative bills that failed to meet a critical Friday, April 24th legislative deadline for them to rema...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Law Revision Commission Considers Recommendations for Expedited Laws »
At its May 21 meeting the California Law Revision Commission will consider vetting certain types of pandemic-related refor...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Recent Legislation of Interest to Title Companies »
AB 2424 Proposes Notary Disclosure on the Practice of Law Assembly Bill 2424 (Calderon) was subst...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Extension of Tentative Map by Ordinance »
Senate Bill 1120 (Atkins) addresses the time under which a tentative map that has been approved or conditionally approve...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Foreclosure Notice of Sale »
Senate Bill 1148 (Jones) would eliminate the initial requirement that a notice of sale be published in the city in which...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Reverse Mortgage Waiting Time Shortened »
Assembly Bill 1971 (Voepel), would reduce the period that a lender must wait before accepting a final and complete appli...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Change of Ownership Reporting Expanded »
Senate Bill 1319 (Bates) specifies that if 90% or more of the direct or indirect ownership interests in a legal entity a...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium »
Assembly Bill 828 (Ting) is an urgency bill that would take effect immediately to prohibit actions to foreclose on resid...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Eminent Domain and First Right of Refusal Proposed for Vacant Housing »
Senate Bill 1079 (Skinner) would authorize local governments to acquire a residential property by eminent domain if it h...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Legislators Propose to Cut Local Government Housing Fees and Address Homelessness »
California legislators have introduced a package of bills to promote housing construction by cutting local government fees...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Subdivision Map Act Reform Introduced for Small Housing Developments »
Assembly Bill 3234 (Gloria) amends the Subdivision Map Act to specify that no tentative or final map is necessary to cre...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Bill Conforms Money Judgment Exemptions to Judicial Council Adjustments »
Every three years the California Judicial Council is required to adjust the amount of the exemptions applicable to propert...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Legislation Clarifies Taxes on Reconstructed Homes After Destruction »
California law excludes new construction from reassessment where real property has been damaged or destroyed by misfortune...

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