The bill sought to set up a task force to review the change of ownership issue. However, this task force did not name anyone from the commercial real estate industry to participate and did not provide any funding to complete there assignment. The commercial real estate industry should have a seat at the table of any discussion that suggests changes - direct or indirect - on how commercial properties are taxed.
The Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee reports that the bill had missed an important deadline and will not move forward this year.
|Head of the table L to R: Hal Brownstone, GAPAC Chair and Matthew Hargrove|
- BOMA California Monthly Update Construction Codes & Standards - March 2012;
- Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Residential and Nonresidential Buildings;
- Keeping California's Bright Spot Shining - A Roadmap for Building 12 GW of Renewable Distributed Generation by 2020;
- AB 2014 (Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, San Francisco - D) Property Taxation - BOMA California's position - OPPOSE
- This bill would require the legislature to convene a task force comprised of specific citizens and officials to update work done by a similar body in 1979. The task force would provide recommendations to the legislature regarding the definition of ownership for complex legal entities.
- SB 1130 (Senator Kevin De Leon, Los Angeles - D) Energy Assessment: Commercial Buildings - BOMA California's position - SUPPORT
- This bill would enact the Commercial Building Energy Retrofit Financing Act of 2012 to provide financial assistance via bonds to owners of eligible buildings for implementing energy efficiency retrofit measures for buildings. -
- SB 1436 (Senator Alan Lowenthal, Long Beach - D) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) - BOMA California's position - SUPPORT
- This measure will retain important provisions of current law regarding voluntary placement of AEDs by removing a sunset date. Current law has been operative for more than ten years. Removing the sunset creates more certainty related to requirements that building owners and other voluntary acquirers of AEDs must meet in order to be immune from civil liability, likely resulting in more AED installations and greater Good Samaritan access.
To date, BOMA California has been effective on a wide variety of issues including forced access by telecommunications companies, energy deregulation, split roll property taxes, mandatory statewide fire sprinkler retrofit requirements, toxic mold liability, enhanced disabled access requirements, and much, much more.