Friday, August 27, 2010

BOMA California Update - 2010 California Legislative Session

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The 2009-2010 California Legislative Session ends on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.  Hundreds of bills are being acted upon.  Your tireless BOMA California Advocacy Team is still following almost one hundred bills winding their way through the legislative process. Here are the highlights: 

AB 2670 (J. P√©rez; D – Los Angeles) Mandates certain state buildings be evaluated using a private green building program without recognizing the state’s own green building code, CALGreen. Oppose

SB 7 (Romero; D – Los Angeles) Bill addresses issue with the adoption of the national model fire code, which unnecessarily reduced the depth of large buildings from 800 feet to 500 feet. Support

AB 1581 (Torres; D – Pomona) Streamlines CEQA by providing that existing retail facilities that undergo tenant improvements that result in significant energy and water use reductions, are exempt from the act. Support

AB 2492 (Ammiano; D – San Francisco) Split Roll Property Tax. Specifies that when 100% of the ownership interests in a legal entity, as defined, are sold or transferred in a single transaction, as specified, the real property owned by that legal entity has changed ownership, whether or not any one legal entity or person that is a party to the transaction acquires more than 50% of the ownership interests. Oppose

SB 1316 (Romero; D – Los Angeles) Takes California out of conformity with federal law for 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges. Oppose

AB 737 (Chesbro; D – Eureka) Mandates commercial recycling measure on private buildings but not public facilities. Measure is redundant of the new CalRecycle regulations. Oppose

AB 1693 (Ma; D – San Francisco) Measure will modify the code adoption cycle and extend it to an 18 month process, adding 3 months to the interim update process. Sponsored bill; Signed by Governor.

AB 1405 (De Leon; D – Los Angeles) Diverts 10% of fees levied on businesses under AB 32 regulations to Environmental Justice advocacy groups. Oppose 

Stay tuned!

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