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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
California Law Revision Commission Considers Expanding Transfer on Death Deeds »
The California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) is considering a tentative recommendation on Revocable Transfer on Death Dee...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Rent Control Exemption Depends on How Title is Held »
The Legislature passed a statewide rent control bill entitled The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, ( Assembly Bill 1482 )...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Defensible Space Program Abatement Lien »
Senate Bill 190 (Dodd) requires The Office of the State Fire Marshal to develop a model defensible space program that sh...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Homes Under $400,000 Exempted from Appraisals - Maybe Not Really »
You may have heard that for the first time since 1994, certain home sales of $400,000 and under will soon not need an appr...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
New Privacy Initiative Planned for 2020 »
Alastair Mactaggart, the founder and chair of Californians for Consumer Privacy has announced that he is filing the Ca...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Attorney General Announces Draft Privacy Regulations »
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires the Attorney General to solicit broad public participation and adopt r...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Governor Reaches Deal on Statewide Rent Control »
Governor Newsom’s office announced a proposed deal on Assembly Bill 1482 (Chiu) to cap annual rent increases at 5 pe...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Legislature Passes Several Bills Dealing with California Consumer Privacy Act »
Prior to the end of the legislative session on September 13th, California lawmakers sent several bills to the governor’s d...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Measure to Make Affordable Housing a Use by Right Fails Passage, Becomes a 2-Year Bill »
Under existing law, a local government housing element must include an inventory of land suitable and available for reside...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Budget Trailer Bill Targets Housing Elements »
Senate Bill 102 is a follow up to the state budget bill that addresses housing elements of cities and counties. The Depa...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
CLTA and Escrow Industry Seek Relief from FASB Standards »
The California Land Title Association is sponsoring Assembly Bill 295 (Daly) to address the FASB rule change. AB 295 a...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Newsom Proposes Using Settlement Money for Eviction and Foreclosure Assistance »
Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed using California’s share of funds from a 2012 nationwide settlement with the nation’s f...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Governor Signs Recording Fee Bill »
Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 212 (Bonta) that, until January 1, 2026, authorizes an additional purpose for...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Split-Roll Property Tax Ballot Initiative Revised for 2020 »
A California ballot measure aimed at changing property tax assessments for large commercial and industrial properties will...
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...

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