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Sacramento Report
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Opposes Tax Withholding for 1031 Exchanges »
Assembly Bill 2529 (Chu) removes the withholding exemption for a 1031 exchange if the replacement property is locat...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Seeks Amendments to Balcony Inspection Bill »
CLTA is opposed to new amendments to  Senate Bill 721 (Hill), which seeks to require periodic balcony safety insp...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Supports Limits on Transfer Fees »
Assembly Bill 3014 (Cunningham), on a go forward basis, prohibits private transfer fees that do not provide a direct ben...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Reinstatement Proposed for Expired Portions of the Homeowner's Bill of Rights »
Portions of the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights (HBOR) enacted in response to the foreclosure crisis expired on January 1, 2018...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CLTA Voices Opposition to Asset Forfeiture Bill »
Assembly Bill 3208 (Cooper) would permit the City of Elk Grove to, in an attempt to combat the operation of illegal mari...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sales Tax on Services Proposed »
Senate Bill 993 (Hertzberg) would impose California’s sales tax on services, although with a few exemptions. The exempt...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Cloaking Residential Addresses for Elder Abuse Victims »
A program originally enacted to protect the identities of domestic abuse and stalker victims would be expanded under Sen...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
CLTA Seeks Consensus for Electronic Notarization Legislation »
The California Land Title Association is sponsoring legislation that it hopes will lead to electronic notarization in Cali...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Higher Business Taxes and New Employer Reporting in Two New Bills »
Financial and employment burdens on business would increase under two new bills introduced in the Legislature. Senate...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
CLTA Comments on Revocable Transfer on Death Deed »
The California Land Title Association (“CLTA”) recently provided comments to the California Law Revision Commission regard...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
California Insurance Commissioner Wants Rate Review Due to New Tax Law »
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has directed his staff to commence a regulatory review of certain insurance r...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
CLTA Sponsors Legislation Extending HELOC Reform »
CLTA has sponsored legislation, SB 1139 (Morrell), to indefinitely extend home equity line of credit (HELOC) reforms o...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
CLTA Joins Coalition Letter to Dept. of Business Oversight on PACE Rulemaking »
The CLTA in January joined a coalition of trade industry and consumer groups, including the California Association of Real...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
California Initiative Filed to Allow Reassessment of Commercial Properties »
On December 15th a group filed a request with the California Attorney General for a title and summary of an initiative tha...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Homeowners Bill of Rights Renewal »
Several provisions of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, a law enacted in response to the foreclosure crisis that resulted fro...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Clarification on Transfer on Death Deeds »
The nonprobate transfer enacted in recent years, the revocable transfer upon death deed (TODD), has created some confusion...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Recording Fee Surcharge Exemption Proposed »
Assembly Bill 1765 (Quirk-Silva), the first of what may be several bills to waive a $75 recording fee resulting from SB...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Bill Proposes Expansion of Accessory Dwelling Units »
Senate Bill 831 (Wieckowski) would require, rather than authorize, local agencies to adopt ordinances for junior accesso...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations »
Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra has resigned rather than serve out the remainder of his term because of allegations of sexual m...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Assemblymember Dababneh Resigns in Wake of Allegations Against Him »
Assembly Member Matt Dababneh, a Democrat from the San Fernando Valley, has announced his resignation from the State Assem...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Senator Mendoza Refuses to Comply with Request to Take Leave of Absence »
On Thursday, California Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon suggested that Senator Tony Mendoza, a Democrat from Artesia and de L...
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...

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