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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Recorded Notices for Water Efficiency Charges »
The New Year will see the implementation of the Water Bill Savings Act, which authorizes a joint powers authority to provi...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Governor Vetoes Gender Data Bill but Signs Significant Employee Protection Legislation »
Governor Brown vetoed legislation, Assembly Bill 1209 (Fletcher), that would have required employers with 500 or more...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
PACE Regulations Forthcoming »
Governor Brown recently signed legislation establishing the nation’s most extensive set of consumer protections for Califo...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
$373.4 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed in 2017 Legislative Session »
The nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported that in this year’s Legislative session various California state lawmak...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
New Construction Acquires Base Year Value Only When Completed per AB 652 »
The Governor recently signed Assembly Bill 652 (Flora) to provide that new construction acquires a base year value onl...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Governor Signs Bills Authorizing Correction of Recorder Indexes »
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 794 (Gallagher) into law to allow specified persons to request that information in...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Governor Signs Federal Lands Bill - CLTA to Review for Practice Recommendations »
Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 50 (Allen) to make any transfer of federal lands void ab initio unless the State Lan...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Opinion: Why SB 2 Will Fail to Make Housing Affordable in California »
A columnist in the Wall Street Journal recently opined that the housing legislation passed in California will do little to...
Monday, September 18, 2017
PACE Financing Faces Comprehensive Regulation »
Legislation supported by Governor Brown will enact new PACE financing regulatory provisions under the California Finance L...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Legislation to Expand Governor Subpoenas Falls Short of Passage »
A business coalition led by the Civil Justice Association of California and including the CLTA was successful in block...
Monday, September 18, 2017
Bill Prohibiting Sale of Federal Lands Sent to Governor »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) was sent to the Governor in the legislative session's waning days. As mentioned in a prior enew...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Transfer on Death Deed Called into Question »
California enacted legislation in 2015 to permit a revocable transfer on death deed (RTODD) with a “sunset” provision, whi...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
July Deadline Leaves 200 Bills Adrift as Legislature Adjourns for August Recess »
A pair of legislative deadlines came and went in July, requiring bills to pass out of their policy committees by July 14th...
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Legislation Allowing Accent Marks on Vital Records Moves to Appropriations Committee »
Assembly Bill 82 (Medina) would require the State Registrar to require diacritical marks to be properly recorded on marr...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Dismantling Board of Equalization »
Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 102 in June to drastically scale down the California State Board of Equalization and...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
CLTA Joins Coalition Opposing Expansion of Government Subpoenas »
The CLTA has joined a business coalition opposed to Assembly Bill 814 (Bloom) , granting pre-litigation administrative su...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Collecting and Publishing Data on Gender Pay Differentials »
Assembly Bill 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher) requires most employers with 250 or more employees to collect gender pay differen...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Inclusionary Housing Requirements Get Assembly Approval »
Assembly Bill 1505 (Bloom) allows the legislative body of a city or county to adopt an ordinance that requires, as a con...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Majority of Public Opposes New Gas Tax – Impact on Recording Fee Increase? »
Despite the Governor’s successful drive to pass a gas tax increase, the public is opposed. A recent Sacramento Bee poll f...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bill Prohibiting Sale of Federal Lands Passes the California Senate »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) passed the Senate on a 24-11 vote. As mentioned in a prior enews article, the bill makes any t...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
California Assembly Considers Legislation Eliminating Mortgage Interest Deduction for Second Homes »
The mortgage interest deduction for second homes would be eliminated by Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu), in order to fund a $2...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Solar Energy Installation Financial Disclosure Bill Heads to Policy Committee in Second House »
Solar energy installation companies would be required to provide homeowners with additional disclosure information prior t...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Recording Fee Legislation Awaits Vote on Senate Floor »
Senate Bill 2 (Atkins), which would fund affordable housing through a substantial increase in recording fees, is current...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Senate Bill Seeks to Place Limitations on Sale of Federal Property »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) would restrict conveyances of federal public lands by declaring conveyances from the Federal Gove...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
New Insurance Company Reporting for LGBT Enterprises; Board Diversity; and Permitting Data Calls »
California requires admitted insurers with premiums of $100,000,000 or more to periodically submit reports to the Insuranc...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
State Revenues Lower than Projected »
In one of the most crucial months for collections, California revenues of $15.98 billion for April fell short of projectio...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Governor Brown Says Housing Reform Must Occur Before More Funding »
There are over 100 bills in the California Legislature this year to address housing affordability.  The CLTA has been...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Anti-Arbitration Legislation Amended »
Senate Bill 33 (Dodd) originally prohibited arbitration agreements for claims involving fraud, identity theft, and wrong...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PACE Financing Draws Congressional Attention Amidst Pending California Legislation »
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has finally attracted the attention of Congress. Senator Tom Cotton (R.,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Swimming Pool Safety Measures Strengthened and Inspections Required before a Transfer »
Senate Bill 442 (Newman) would require that when a building permit is issued, that the pool or spa be equipped with at l...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Proposed Water Savings Program Follows the PACE Design »
Senate Bill 564 (McGuire), also known as the Water Bill Savings Act, looks to build upon the precedent set by PACE finan...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Correcting Indexing Upon Request and Providing Relief from Liability »
Assembly Bill 794 (Gallagher) requires recorders to correct an indexing mistake within 10 days, if the recorder receives...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Permitting of Coastal Structures and Penalties for Unpermitted Structures »
The California Coastal Act of 1976 generally requires the permitting of revetments, breakwaters, groins, harbor channels,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Trustee Fee Increase Contemplated »
Current law authorizes a trustee in a foreclosure to deduct certain charges and expense for the fees of the trustee not to...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Legislation Proposes Limits on Tax Defaulted Property Sales to Existing Owner »
Senate Bill 812 (Senate Committee on Governance and Finance) would prohibit the current owner of tax-defaulted property...

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