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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Comprehensive Housing Bill Amended »
Senate Bill 50 (Wiener), a landmark attempt at comprehensive housing reform, now in its third year (considering its pred...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Employee Training Law Update »
Last year the Legislature passed Senate Bill 778 to amend a law requiring companies with five or more employees to pro...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Legislation Would Reduce Amount of Acquisition Indebtedness Eligible for Tax Deduction »
Assembly Bill 1905 (Chiu) would reduce, for the purpose of tax deductions, the maximum amount of acquisition indebtedness...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CEQA Exemption for Housing Introduced »
Assembly Bill 1907 has been introduced to exempt certain emergency shelters, supportive housing and affordable housing f...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Independent Contractor Law May be Revised »
Assemblymember Gonzalez, author of the controversial independent contractor bill AB 5, has introduced Assembly Bill 1850...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
New Cover Sheets for Declarations and Deeds Required by Change of Law »
Effective January 1, 2020, housing discrimination against veterans is explicitly prohibited under Senate Bill 222 (Cha...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Governor Newsom Proposes Renaming and Strengthening Financial Services Regulator & Increase Funding »
Governor Newsom, in his proposed fiscal 2020-2021 budget, plans to rename the California Department of Business Oversight...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Limited Reassessment Exemption for Stock Transfers to Children Signed by Governor »
Assembly Bill 872 (Aguiar-Curry) creates a property tax change in ownership exclusion in the case of a parent to child t...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
California Drafts PACE Regulations to Protect Consumers »
The CLTA has been at the forefront of supporting legislation to improve consumer safeguards within PACE (Property Assessed...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Proposed 2020 Ca Ballot Measures Include Psilocybin Decriminalization, Gas-Only Vehicle Prohibition »
A number of pending ballot initiatives and referendums targeted for the 2020 election are beginning to draw attention....
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Insurance Commissioner Lara Stops Non-Renewals in Wildfire Areas »
Insurance Commissioner Lara issued a mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing policyholders--impa...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Lawsuit Filed to Stop New Law Prohibiting Employment Arbitration »
A coalition of businesses led by the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit to stop a new California law that...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Recording Fee Update for Governmental Lien Release »
Currently, a county recorder can charge a fee for recording a release of lien, encumbrance, or notice executed by the stat...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Governor Signs Update to California Data Breach Law »
Governor Newson has signed Assembly Bill 1130 (Levine), an update to California’s data breach law that was sponsored b...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
California's New Solar Building Standards Arriving in 2020 »
California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards , which will require most new homes to have solar rooftop panels,...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
New Law Set for Resignation of Trustee Under a Deed of Trust »
Senate Bill 306 (Morrell) has been signed by the Governor and sets forth procedures for a person or entity, named as a t...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Governor Signs Employment Law Bills »
Numerous employment law changes were signed by Governor Gavin Newsom after passing the California Legislature in 2019. The...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
CAR Proposes New Ballot Initiative on Property Taxation »
The Family Home Protection and Fairness in Property Tax Reassessments Act is an initiative sponsored by California Ass...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
State Controller Wants One Unified Housing Agency for California »
State Controller Betty Yee is calling for the creation of one unified state housing agency under the governor that wou...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Split Roll Ballot Initiative Designed to Raise Billions in Property Taxes »
The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020 proposes a split roll property tax on commercial and...
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...

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