Friday, September 3, 2010
BOMA California Update - 2010 California Legislative Session Ends
BOMA San Francisco Members:
The 2009-2010 California Legislative Session ended on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. Your tireless BOMA California Advocacy Team had been following almost one hundred bills as they wound their way through the legislative process. Here is the status of the high profile bills:
AB 2670 (J. Pérez; 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; passed Legislature - to the Governor for his consideration.
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; bill died on the final day of Session.
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; bill died on the final day of Session.
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; bill died on the last day of Session.
SB 1316 (Romero; D – Los Angeles) Takes California out of conformity with federal law for 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges. Oppose; bill died on the last day of Session.
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; bill passed the Legislature - to the Governor for his consideration.
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; bill passed the Legislature - to the Governor for his consideration.
AB 2939 (Ruskin; D – Palo Alto) Mandates the creation of a state Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Plan that could effectively dictate growth limits throughout the state with limited public input. Oppose; bill died on final day of Session.